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Skydiver saved by trainer after seizure during dive

A SKYDIVER has recalled the 'scariest moment of his life' in which he had a seizure mid-dive. 

The diver known only as Christopher posted the helmet-mounted camera footage to his YouTube channel yesterday, where it has since had more than 1 million views. 

"While doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death experience," he wrote. 

Skydiver Christopher mid-seizure in the air.
Skydiver Christopher mid-seizure in the air. Photo still from YouTube

Christopher made the jump last November in Western Australia over Pinjarra.

"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."

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