Watch: Aussie 'pirate's' mast climbing attempt goes horribly wrong, slipping and tumbling onto deck

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A man trying to channel his inner Jack Sparrow has taken a terrible tumble from the mast of a yacht in Newcastle, Australia.

Video has emerged of the moment a 20-year-old man slipping while attempting a dramatic rope sliding manoeuvre back down from the top of a yacht's mast on Sunday. 

Stunned onlookers watched on as the man lost his grip slamming onto a cabin roof, before hitting the deck far below.

Emergency services were called to the scene taking the un-named man to a local hospital Nine News reports.

Amazingly the amateur pirate was released from hospital this morning with no broken bones.

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