A lot has been said about the dangers of skydiving with a camera attached to one’s helmet. The bonus of awesome footage comes with the risk of having a weird
pong camera mount sticking out of your helmet. And while most of the time the camera will provide some sweet memories there are occasions where it can put you in a life threatening situation.
There is not much info about the footage below. But it clearly shows the dangers of using a GoPro Helmet Mount while skydiving. One of the divers had his bridle tangled in another diver’s GoPro camera (bridle is part of the parachute extraction mechanism).
The other diver then calmly untangles the bridle and the chute opens. While the skydiver managed to open the parachute in time, I hope they did not die out of a heart attack.
This is not the first time we’re seeing a parachute get tangled with an action camera mount. This movie from June shows a similar incident where the pilot chute gets tangled in the instructor helmet cam. (and again the instructor is calm enough to untangle the ropes)