I’ve never been skydiving so can’t really say whether the excitement of free falling outweighs the fear of pancaking into the ground and videos like the one below don’t exactly inspire me to go try it hey. At the end of last year, 22 year old Chris Jones had an epileptic seizure while free falling at 2700 meters. His instructor managed to pull his parachute cord after he spent 30 seconds free falling unconscious. He eventually regained consciousness and landed safely.
Here’s the dramatic headcam footage from the instructor whose first attempt at saving him was unsuccessful.
Props to the instructor who likely saved his life.