Christopher Jones was a 22 year old from Perth, Australia with a history of epilepsy. It had been 4 years since his last fit, so he assumed that he had his condition under control - he couldn't have been more wrong.
At 9000ft (2743m) Jones had an epileptic seizure while trying to perform a left hand turn in mid-air. Thanks to his quick-acting sky diving instructor, Jones parachute was opened with just seconds to spare.
Jones had this to say about the experience, "Possibly the scariest moment of my life. On the 14th of November 2014 while doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I had a near death experience. At around 9000ft I had 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. I become conscious at 3000 ft and land safely back to the ground."
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