Skydiving rescue

Via Carla Sinclair:

A group of skydivers jump at the same time, when one is accidentally kicked in the head by his buddy. He goes unconscious, but is miraculously saved when one of his partners is able to catch him and activate his chute.


  1. StonedRanger says

    NOPE. Im glad they were able to help the guy. I lived across the road from a sky diving school for 18 years and spent over 2 years at Ft. Bragg, NC about a 1/4 mile from the end of Pope AFB (as it was called back then) runway and airborne planes would go overhead everyday almost. Ive seen too many ‘accidents’ during those years. You dont have enough money to get me to jump from a perfectly good aircraft.

  2. fentex says

    While deploying the chute earlier (to give him time to come round) is better, it shouldn’t have been a matter of life or death as every jumper ought have an automatic deployment system as a backup.

  3. says

    Had to hunt down this video elsewhere. I’m not sure why I can’t watch it, but it’s probably on Facebook, I would guess, and thus being blocked.

    Definitely intense. Did not know that automatic deployment systems were a thing until after I’d watched the video. (Thanks, fentex.) I don’t know if that would have changed how I felt while watching it, but I still appreciate the skill and care of the person who performed the rescue.

  4. Jazzlet says

    Automatic chute deployment systems can fail, a friend of mine recently died when that happened to him. He wasn’t an experienced skydiver.

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