Daredevil In Jetpack Plunges Into Sea After Equipment Catches Fire

This is the dramatic moment a James Bond-style jet man crashes in the sea after his equipment caught fire during an air show.

Dr Angelo Grubisic had just launched himself from the pier in Bournemouth, Dorset, at the annual Air Festival when one of the engines strapped to his body failed.

The images show flames shooting out from the engine attached to his right arm as he flew at 20ft in the air.

Dr Grubisic instinctively pulls his arm away from the fire and goes into a spin. Shocked spectators along the beach at the Bournemouth Air Festival see him crashing into the sea and a search and rescue boat is sent out to meet him.

The jet pack man returns to land wearing a yellow luminescent life jacket while a shocked onlooker clasps her face.

Fortunately the man appears unhurt as he returns to shore.

The Bournemouth Air Festival is the biggest in the UK and is taking place this weekend. This year the popular festival is celebrating 100 years since the end of the First World War and the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The festival site covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Bournemouth’s coastline.