Skydiving instructor rescues man claiming to have seizure mid-jump

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JANDAKOT, AUSTRALIA – Skydiving and medical emergencies don’t mix. That plays out in a dramatic rescue of a man named Christopher claiming to have a seizure.  The emergency situation was caught on camera.  The video was just posted to YouTube.  Now, it has landed on the homepage of Reddit and has hundreds of thousands of views and comments.
YouTube user Nomadic Adrenaline writes:

“Possibly the scariest moment of my life. On the 14th of November 2014 while doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death experience. At around 9000ft I have a seizure while attempting a left hand turn. I then spend the next 30 seconds in free fall unconscious. Thankfully my jumpmaster manages to pull my ripcord at around 4000ft. I become conscious at 3000 ft and land safely back to the ground.”


One Reddit user matched the jumping site and a logo on one of the skydiver’s jackets. It appears it was a jump from WA Skydiving Academy in Australia. So far the academy has not responded to a request for comment from Mashable.