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It Was A Routine Free Fall Dive…Until The Unthinkable Happened. This Is A MUST See.



If you think skydiving sounds scary, it’s a piece of cake compared to what these two men went through. A skydiving instructor and his pupil experienced a scare unlike any other in November of 2014 during a dive over Western Australia.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Jones dove during a training program with the Western Australia Skydiving Academy in what was an apparently a standard jump. He exited the plane at 12,000 feet in the air. It was then when the unthinkable happened.

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Everything started out fine as Jones exited the plane.

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However, he soon began to roll and shake in midair.

Jones began to have a seizure shortly after jumping from the plane. His instructor, Sheldon McFarlane, struggled to reach him as the two men were in free fall thousands of feet above the ground.



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Instructor Sheldon McFarlane watched helplessly as Jones plummeted towards the Earth.

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His first attempt to grab Jones failed.

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Because they were quickly dropping, McFarlane pulled his own ripcord while attempting to grab Jones again.

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This time it was successful, and McFarlane was able to pull Jones’ ripcord before his own parachute opened.

The terrifying event was captured on video. Take a look and see the scary rescue for yourself.


Jones regained consciousness at around 3,000 feet and was able to safely land. He accurately described the ordeal as a “near death experience” and “the scariest moment of [his] life.” Details as to why Jones had the seizure are still unclear, but for now, everyone is just glad he’s okay.



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