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Tom Cruise parachute jump stuns British hiker

Cruise jumps out of heli

Tom Cruise almost gave a hiker in England a heart attack when he jumped out of a helicopter right in front of him.

Andras Katica was taking a stroll in the country's scenic Lake District when he heard a helicopter hovering overhead - and was astonished to see the Mission: Impossible star leap out of it right before his eyes.

"I certainly wasn't expecting to bump into Tom Cruise during my hike," Andras told The Sun on Saturday. "When I realized who it was, I was obviously totally flabbergasted."

Katica was also thrilled the Top Gun actor stopped to pose for photos.

"He was really friendly and offered to have his picture taken," he added. "He looked like he was having a great time, but was also clearly involved in some serious work for the filming."

"By the time he parachuted away there was a little crowd gathered but Tom didn't show any sign of nerves. He obviously loves the thrill of being involved in his own stunts."

Tom has been filming all over the U.K. for his upcoming film Mission: Impossible 7, and this isn't the first time he's thrilled locals while tackling his usual array of impressive stunts.

Last month, the A-lister surprised a family in Warwickshire by landing in a helicopter in their back garden, before taking the children for a quick spin in it.

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