BACHELOR Matt James’ frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell crashed hard into the ground during tonight’s scary skydiving accident.
Emergency medical personnel were rushed to the scene after the reality contestant fell too hard for Matt during tonight’s hometown dates but ultimately was okay.
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The Bachelor’s Rachael was hurt while crashing during a skydiving accident[/caption]
Matt James ran to be next to Rachael’s side following the scary incident[/caption]
Rachael remained motionless on the ground after crashing[/caption]
Instead of flying to each city as traditionally done in the past, select family members were flown to the Pennsylvania resort the show is filming at this season due to Covid protocols.
Before the big meet and greet, Matt and his remaining ladies were taken out for meaningful dates.
Rachael left her adventurous outing a secret, as she blindfolded her man and drove him to the undisclosed location.
After arriving at a waiting plane, Matt flashed a huge grin and gushed: “I’m stoked that she would even consider something like this for a date, because I think this is the perfect date.”
Rachael appeared to have no nerves about taking the 12,000 foot plunge[/caption]
The couple fell 120 MPH to the ground from 12,000 feet high in the sky[/caption]
Matt admitted to being ‘nervous’ about going skydiving[/caption]
The couple then flew up to 12,000 feet high in the sky along with their tandem instructors as they free fall down to the Earth at 120 MPH – where their parachute would open at 5,000 feet.
“Matt, if I die, I’m glad I’m dying with you,” she said with a smile before the jump.
Though Rachael appeared to be fearless, Matt admitted to being “a little nervous.”
They both decided to take the plunge and Rachael held up heart signs with a huge smile as Matt put his thumbs up for the camera.
Matt successfully landed and seconds later, the brunette beauty was supposed to follow his lead but it appeared her parachute got caught up in some wind right before touch down.
The couple gushed they were ‘literally falling for each other’ during the drop[/caption]
Matt and Rachael flew side-by-side during their skydiving date[/caption]
Just feet above the ground, Rachael’s parachute began spiraling[/caption]
Rachael is then seen crashing into the grass field as she and her tandem instructor flip over repeatedly on the ground.
Emergency responders on standby along with Matt and producers run to Rachael’s side as she stayed motionless on the ground.
A worried Matt asks Rachael if she’s alright, to which she responds her “back is killing her” with a mouthful of grass.
“Ow, ow, ow,” she said as he helped her up before sitting on the ground to comfort her further.
Rachael and her instructor flipped multiple times during their crash landing[/caption]
Rachael laid motionless on the ground ad said her ‘back was killing her’[/caption]
Matt, producers and medical help rushed to Rachael’s side[/caption]
He then told Rachael: “The last thing I was expecting was to see you spiraling down like that.
“It’s a different feeling when you’re falling in love and that person’s potentially, like, really hurt.
“And the thought of losing you set in in that moment. I was like, damn we’re just getting started. I didn’t realize how strongly I felt until something like that happened to you.”
Fortunately, Rachael appeared to be okay and the two went on to meet her parents and sister.
Rachael broke down in tears as she talked about the pain of her fall[/caption]
Matt took away her pain with a kiss following the skydiving accident[/caption]
Though her dad, Darrell, raised some concerns over the quickness of the relationship, saying it’s not “realistic” to expect a proposal so soon, Rachael insisted she was “different.”
“I will be completely crushed if I don’t end up with Matt,” she urged to her family.
Earlier today, The Sun exclusively revealed Matt “blindsided” the winner of his season after “happily” dating for weeks.
The ABC leading man didn’t get down on one knee during the finale however, he was still “happy” with Rachael up until he called it quits TODAY, an insider alleged.
Rachael’s mom, dad and sister all flew in to meet Matt during hometown’s[/caption]
The family was overcome with emotion as they reunited with the reality contestant[/caption]
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