After jumping out of airplanes more than 1,000 times, Jame Lee had no reason to believe his leap last summer would be any different.
But, of course, it was. And his helmet-cam documented everything.
Lee, 25, took part in a jump with other skydivers over Wiltshire in southwestern England when he was hit on the back of his head by another skydiver just seconds after jumping from the plane, according to the Telegraph, referencing Newsflare/Caters.
The force of the collision knocked out Lee, at that point obviously in danger of not waking up in time to pull his rip cord.
Fortunately two fellow skydivers noticed Lee wasn’t right and maneuvered toward the disabled skydiver. Realizing Lee was unconscious, the pair rolled him into a more stable position and deployed his parachute.
Lee did regain consciousness while under his parachute canopy and landed safely on the ground — not recalling a bit of what happened to him.
While the incident happened last summer, the video only came to light Wednesday.
Lee described what was happening on the video: “At first the other skydivers give basic hand signals that we teach our students with to correct their body position and find I am still not responding,” he told the Telegraph.
“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.”
Lee was taken to hospital for his head injury and discharged. In spite of his near-death experience, he said he intends to continue skydiving.
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