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The Amazing Near Death Experience of Andy Wirth

When many hear the name Andy Wirth they instantly think of a man who has been extremely successful in business. As the CEO of Squaw Vally Ski, Wirth has been able to bring great change to not only the resort on but the surrounding area as well. Wirth has been very beneficial to the lives of employees, residents, tourists, and many more. His extreme hobbies can be equally impressive as his success in business. Wirth is an experienced skydiver who has been pushing the limits for himself for years. This is a dangerous sport that quite nearly killed Wirth one day.

On a day like any other, Wirth decided that he was ready to go out for a routine dive on Everything seemed to be going according to plan until the wind picked up. This quickly turned into a dive that Wirth could no longer control. The wind took Wirth into a vineyard with very dangerous wire fencing. With high-velocity winds and a combination of downforce from the parachute, Andy Wirth on facebook hit a wire fence with so much force that his arm was completely severed. Doctors later stated that it was incredible that Andy Wirth hadn’t died from loss of blood, shock, or a combination of the two. Surgeons were able to reattach Wirth’s arm after many hours of operation. It took months of physical therapy on, but Wirth was finally able to use his arm again. Wirth is an inspiration for using this as an experience to make him stronger and not an excuse for him to quit trying.