Skydiver's Mid-Air Rescue

James Lee was knocked unconscious 12,000 feet above the ground.
3:00 | 01/30/14

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We told you yesterday about that amazing midair rescue. The unconscious skydiver, plummeting towards the Earth and saved by fellow divers. But tonight, ABC's Dan Harris brings us an interview and a brand-new tape of the man whose friends helped him both defy gravity and the odds. Reporter: When James lee clambered out on to the edge of this airplane, even though he'd done more than a thousand skydives, he had no way of knowing that his fellow jumpers were about to have mere seconds to save his life. A jumper that left the aircraft afterwards came down a knocked me unconscious. From then, I have no real recollection of what happened on the skydive. Reporter: A fellow jumper's leg had smashed into his helmet. Lee is knocked out, his arms gone limp, with the camera on his helmet still rolling as he free falls, at times more than 120 miles an hour over the british countryside. From this camera on another diver you can actually see lee falling. Experts say, to land safely, you need to deploy your chute about 75 seconds into the dive. About 30 seconds into their dive, something amazing happens. His fellow divers realize lee is in trouble. As you can see from this new footage, they leap into action. My legs were extremely bent. And I was traveling backwards very, very quickly. So, the signals they were trying to give were straighten your legs. Because I wasn't responding, that's when they tried to grab hold of me. Reporter: At 58 seconds they manage to open his parachute. At this point, lee finally comes to. I was very happy just to be on the ground. It was, you know, obviously, you've just been knocked in the head. Your muscles are a little bit sore. It was all a little bit dramatic. Reporter: A little bit dramatic. A little bit terrifying. But despite it all, lee has already jumped again since this incident. Dan Harris, ABC news, New York.

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