The video titled “GUY HAS SEIZURE WHILE SKYDIVING” is getting a lot of attention on YouTube after being uploaded 13 hours ago. In that short amount of time, the harrowing video has gained a whopping 350,000 views or more — with folks holding their collective breaths as they watch a man named Christopher who seemed a-okay prior to jumping out of a plane.
However, a fun and clear day of skydiving soon turns scary when it becomes apparent that Christopher is not releasing his own parachute at the expected time and his limbs and hands seem to flail — which can happen during a seizure — when the camera zooms close to his body.
According to the Telegraph, Christopher is an Australian man who uses the moniker Nomadic Adrenaline as his YouTube handle, and the video showing him undergoing a seizure during a skydive is called incredible, especially when witnessing the fellow skydiver who saves Christopher’s life during the seizure try to reach him the first time and fail. Thankfully, he ends up reaching him a second time, just in time to pull his rip cord and release the seizing man’s parachute.
Throughout the exactly two-minute long video, narration is added to heighten the drama.
“Christopher became conscious at 3,000 feet and safely managed to land the parachute.”
According to YouTube’s list of the most popular 100 videos, the video of Christopher having a seizure while skydiving is the most popular one at the top of their list as of this writing. The description of the viral video provides more information about what Christopher experienced that day, even if it doesn’t go into his history of seizures.
“Possibly the scariest moment of my life. On the 14th of November 2014 while doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death experience. At around 9,000 ft I have a seizure while attempting a left hand turn. I then spend the next 30 seconds in free fall unconscious. Thankfully my jump master manages to pull my ripcord at around 4,000 feet. I become conscious at 3,000 feet and land safely back to the ground.”
The video has also made Reddit’s list of popular videos, with the seizing skydiver’s video getting plenty of upvotes from the Reddit users who find the video just as enthralling and amazing as the rest of those who watch it online. As reported by the Inquisitr, seizures have been in the news quite a bit lately because of Bobbi Kristina suffering seizures when doctors attempted to reduce her induced coma medication, and a neurologist stated that seizures indicated some kind of brain activity, which means she’s not brain dead.
[Image via video titled “GUY HAS SEIZURE WHILE SKYDIVING“]