Many people jump off planes or bungee jump to get a rush, but what about base jumping into the New River in Fayette County?
Thousands of people over the years have braved the cold and taken a leap of faith off The New River Gorge Bridge.
Saturday was the 33rd Anniversary of The West Virginia Bridge Day Festival, and hundreds of spectators enjoyed watching the jumpers leap off the base and parachutee into the water below.
It's an annual tradition held by many, including Inna Gerlando, who's traveled for many years from New York City for the event.
"I've always wanted to travel the world and try different things, all kinds of extreme sports. This is my favorite one, I just love jumping off this bridge. It's my fifth year and it's my fifth bridge day here. It's a lot of fun. It's beautiful here. Great people, great weather, great nature around," Gerlando says.
The bridge is 876 feet above the river. The Washington Monument could be placed under the bridge and there would still be 325 feet left of empty space between.