30/01/2014 12:47 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 18:59 GMT

Skydiver Knocked Unconscious During Jump Films 12,500ft Plummet To Earth On Headcam (VIDEO)

This hair-raising video reveals the 12,500ft plummet of an unconscious skydiver to earth after he was knocked out during an accident as he leapt from the plane.

James Lee, 25 was taking part in a jump in Wiltshire when just seconds after leaping from the plane he was hit from behind by another skydiver.

The other skydiver - who leapt from the plane after James - lost control and fell onto Lee’s head knocking him unconscious and sending him hurtling towards the ground uncontrollably.

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James Lee's headcam caught his limp arms flailing after he was knocked out

Luckily two other skydivers realised something was wrong and frantically chased after Lee.

After realising he was unresponsive the brave skydivers managed to roll Lee into a more stable position and deploy his parachute for a safe landing. The mid-air drama was captured on a camera on Lee’s helmet.

Lee said: "I've been skydiving for about five years and this was my 1050th jump.


Lee's friends make hand gestures at him before realising he is unresponsive

"There were 12 people in this skydive, with others leaving the plane just after we jump off.

"One of the skydivers who left the plane through the door came out unstable and went into a spin.

"They were falling faster than I was and their shin impacted the back of my helmet with a lot of force - knocking me out.”

The film shows the other skydivers giving Lee basic hand signals, their expressions turning to concern when they realise he is not responding.

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Realising Lee is unable to respond, another skydiver deploys his parachute for him

Lee landed safely on the ground – with no memory of his dramatic experience and it wasn’t until he was under the canopy that he began to regain consciousness.

He was taken to A&E for his head injury and was given the all clear. And despite his harrowing experience he says he has no plans to give-up the sport.

He said: "I am very glad that everything unfolded how it did. This is not something you are taught to do or practise for as it is very uncommon.

“I think my mum and girlfriend are more relieved than I am.”

By Sara C Nelson