Saturday, August 15, 2009

Parachutist Plunges 10,000' - Expected to Live

A parachutist whose primary and reserve parachutes both malfunctioned during a 10,000' dive landed on the roof of a warehouse and was taken to a local hospital - without any fractures or serious injuries!

While the parachutist's name has yet to be released, he was diving near Shropshire and was filming dives. It is unknown if his terrible plunge was captured, but an eyewitness said "His reserve [parachute] opened fully but was turning when he hit the roof."

The owner of the center said the parachutist was "very lucky." He then noted, "Fire is very hot." We have chosen to withhold his name.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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