An Irish backpacker surprised his parents by starting a Skype call with them – before jumping out of a plane at 4,000 metres.

Roger Ryan gave his parents the shock of their lives while on his travels in Australia, both of them completely unaware of what their son was about to do.

“I’m going to jump out of an aeroplane now, so I’ll talk to you in a second”, said Ryan before jumping out of the plane.

“I thought he was in a bus!” his dad is then heard saying.

The footage shows the magnificently sweary reaction of Roger’s astonished parents as he skydives, and is filmed waving to them mid-air.

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