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(TAMPA, Fla.) — A video of the two skydivers who collided with each other mid-air Tuesday over Pasco County, Florida, has been released by one of the skydivers, 23-year-old Sebastian Leal.

The video, shot by a camera attached to Leal’s helmet, shows Leal and his 40-year-old skydiving partner spiraling down to the earth.

As ABC previously reported, Leal was initially listed in critical condition following the accident, while the 40-year-old was listed in serious but stable condition.

“I hit the power lines after my reserve parachute deployed, fracturing 4 vertebrae,” Leal told ABC News Wednesday. “They are not broken, though, so I am hopeful that I will recover.”

Leal says he will leave Tampa, where he’s been hospitalized, on Thursday and head to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center for rehabilitation. “Don’t know how long [I’ll be there], but probably five to 10 weeks,” he added.

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