The Life Or Death Decision That Saved A Sky Divers Life!

Sometimes in life there are heroic stories that truly humble you, whether it be of our brave soldiers rescuing another brother in arms from harm, a civilian helping another member of the public who might have come under threat, or get this… 4 skydivers take the leap from their plane only for one of the 4 to get knocked out by another diver during the freefall! The other divers presence of mind and tentativeness noticed the comrade wasn’t responding and took the terrifying decision 12,500ft to dive toward him, angle themselves so as to be clear from the shoot, and actively deploy the unconscious James Lee’s parachute for him. Had they not have noticed, or had the presence of mind and calmest of nerves to act as they did, Mr Lee would almost certainly have died!


Mail Online (2014). Sky Diver plummets to earth from 12,500ft only to be saved by fellow jumpers. Retrieved 29th January, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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