As the title says, this guy was skydiving when he suddenly has a seizure and ends up free falling while unconscious.
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 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. I become conscious at 3000 ft and land safely back to the ground.
That’s a James Bond kind of save right there! I don’t know if the guy had a history of seizures, but the thought of free-falling to your death without even knowing is really scary.
From what I read the AAD (Automatic Activation Device) would fire in this situation, but it’s not 100% reliable, so the guy was extremely lucky the jump-master noticed he was free-falling out of control.