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An Australian skydiving instructor is being hailed a hero after saving one of his students who had a seizure while free-falling.

According to BuzzFeed, 22-year-old Christopher Jones was taking part in a skydiving class when the scary incident occurred. In the video above, Jones is fully awake after jumping out of the plane at 12,000 feet. When he hits 9,000 feet above the landing in Western Australia, Jones begins shaking and seizing.

“Possibly the scariest moment of my life,” Jones said on his description for the shocking video on YouTube “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.”

Instructor Sheldon McFarlane says he’s no hero; he was just doing his job.

“It is a little bit (embarrassing). I don’t like the attention that it’s bringing at the moment but I’m just glad (Christopher) is safe and he’s ok,” he said.

Despite the incident, McFarlane maintains skydiving is a relatively safe sport.


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