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Skydiver Saves Mate's Life After He Is Knocked Unconscious

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Skydiver Saves Mate's Life After He Is Knocked Unconscious

Shocking footage caught the moment a skydiver was knocked out cold mid-jump before his friend sprang into action to help him out. You can check it out here:

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Ben Pigeon was taking part in a jump with three other skydivers when one of their legs connected with his head, knocking him out.

In the clip you can see the skydivers all making some mid-air manoeuvres before Ben is knocked unconscious.

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As Ben's body goes limp, his quick-thinking pal Andy Locke makes his way towards him and is able to grab him mid-fall to pull his parachute.

Posting on Facebook about the incident, which happened in 2014, Ben made light of the situation.

He joked that if he and his fellow skydivers had followed US social distancing rules - or the 'six-foot rule' - he wouldn't have ended up in the situation.

Credit: Ben Pigeon
Credit: Ben Pigeon
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Sharing the clip, he wrote: "I am posting this because I am bored, but also to promote the six-foot rule.

"If we had used the six-foot rule during this jump, a femur would not have connected with my head at 200 plus mph.

"But then again, following the six-foot rule, a fellow jumper would not have been allowed to pull my chute when I was knocked unconscious at 10,000 feet."

He continued: "Side note: For non skydivers, finding the drop zone can be difficult. Especially at this drop zone because it is all farmland, and it all looks the same. You have to identify roads to figure out where you are.

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"I was so concussed that I lost three days of memory.

"How I found the drop zone is beyond me. I could have dropped into power lines or the highway.

Credit: Ben Pigeon
Credit: Ben Pigeon

"Not only did I find it; I flew a perfect student pattern, but did not have the strength to flare (meaning the landing hurt also).

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"I was so out of it. When first asked if I was ok, I said, 'What do you mean I just got out of my tent?' and then pointed to my parachute.

"I am not saying Jesus took the toggles, but someone looked after me that day."

And, in case you were wondering, the guy whose leg smashed into Ben was also absolutely fine following the incident and was 'back at work the next day'.

Ben said he decided to share the footage as he believes it could save a life.

Featured Image Credit: Ben Pigeon

Topics: Interesting, US News

Claire Reid
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