Whether you’ve jumped out of plane or not, the video is a bit terrifying.
James Lee, 25, is an experienced skydiver, but on a jump from 12,500 feet, another diver hit him from behind and knocked him out. That put Lee in an out-of-control, 150 MPH free fall to the ground.
Lucky for Lee, who is from Wiltshire in South West England, two other skydivers managed to veer towards him, stabilize him and pull the ripcord. And in another stroke of luck, Lee was wearing a helmet cam, which captured the entire event, which lasted less then three minutes.
At first the other skydivers give basic hand signals that we teach our students to correct their body position and find I am still not responding, Lee told the Daily Mail. They manage to get hold of me to try and stop my body tumbling again as we get closer to the altitude where, as a group we separate to deploy our parachutes. They signal to the other jumpers to get away as they were unaware of what was happening. They then deploy my main parachute. Once I was clear they deployed their own.
After his parachute deployed, Lee he regained consciousness while floating to the ground and made a safe landing. He had no recollection of getting hit.
Lee, who has made more than 1,000 jumps, says the ordeal won’t deter him from jumping again.
via Daily Mail