Truly unbelievable video has just surfaced showing a skydiving expedition gone horribly wrong. The video of a 12,000-foot jump on November 14 begins smoothly, but after about 30 seconds one of the jumpers begins to have a seizure in midair.
The jumpmaster's helmet camera captures the entire episode, in which the man's limbs begin to go limp and eventually his body moves through the air uncontrollably. As the man is locked into a helpless freefall, the instructor soars through the sky and eventually is able to snatch him and quickly pull his cord, almost certainly saving his life.
The man who had the seizure posted the video to YouTube, writing, "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."
So, you can now officially add "midair body failure" to the list of things to be scared about when considering skydiving.