A terrifying video of a skydiver who lost consciousness during a freefall over Western Australia has gone viral on the Internet.
In the clip, which was recorded by a helmet-mounted camera, Christopher Jones, 22, can be seen jumping from a plane before suffering a seizure at around 9,000 feet.
“On the 14th of November 2014 while doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death experience,” Jones wrote in the description of a YouTube video he uploaded on Sunday.
“At around 9000ft I have a seizure while attempting a left hand turn. I then spend the next 30 seconds in free fall unconscious.”
As the scary event unfolds in the video, Jones’ instructor, Sheldon McFarlane, tries to grab the incapacitated man to pull the rip cord of his parachute in time.
"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," McFarlane told ABC News."I managed to catch him on my second attempt and deploy his parachute.”
"I think I'm fairly lucky, but the emergencies [automatic activation devices] on the chutes work nearly all the time so I think I would have been OK if the jump master hadn't actually caught me," Jones stated, calling it the scariest moment of his life.
"It's a bit overwhelming, I didn't expect anything like this,” he added.