A skydiver who had a seizure whilst falling from the sky is counting his lucky stars – after his amazing rescue was captured on video.
Brave Christopher Jones had gone four years without having a seizure due to a medical condition – until he tried doing a parachute jump.
Unable to fulfil his dreams of becoming a pilot for health reasons, Jones, 22, decided he would try leaping from a plane instead!
The video below has been doing the rounds on social media and it shows how Christopher’s ‘fun’ skydive quickly turned into a terrifying ordeal as he rolled unconscious whilst plunging through the air.
His free fall over Western Australia was recorded by a camera on a helmet worn by hero jump instructor Sheldon McFarlane, who zoomed in and pulled Jones’ rip-cord in mid-air.
Speaking to ABC news, McFarlane says Jones would have landed safely even if he hadn’t reached the cord. Jones was equipped with an automatic device that would have opened the parachute once he got closer to the ground.
Sheldon said “At no time was I worried he was going to hit the ground without a parachute, but given the circumstances and where we were I thought it would be better to get him under parachute earlier than later,” he said.
Here at Ginger Clam HQ we’re still picking our jaws off the floor after watching this terrifying video – automatic device or not it’s enough to make us s*** our pants!
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