Try not to lose your lunch over this latest GoPro footage.
One skydiver had originally intended to document his descent via a head-cam but got an entirely different bit of footage after the camera was dropped from 12,500 feet up.
The camera mounted on the skydiver’s helmet was knocked off almost instantly when he jumped from the plane. In the video description, he says he bumped his head on the door frame while exiting the aircraft, freeing the device.
Losing the GoPro around 0:33 into the clip, the camera free falls for the next two minutes catching dizzying, yet artistic, footage of sky and earth as it spins toward the ground.
After this display, the camera comes to rest on the ground and even continues running to capture the peaceful landings of the skydivers.
Around 6:47, you see someone who appears to work for a skydiving company running toward the camera, holding it as he runs back to the group and shows them what he’s just found.
“Where did you find it?” the man who lost it asked.
“Out in the field where it landed,” the finder responded.
“No way!” the skydiver said. “I lost it in free fall.”
Check out the footage:
Aside from the amazing footage, also worth noting is that the GoPro survived a more than two-mile-high free fall without a protective case.
“Not one scratch on the body or lens. Still can’t believe that I got it back and that it is totally fine,” the YouTube user martialart23 writes.
Since its posting on September 10, the video has more than 400,000 hits on YouTube.