Skydiver in­jured af­ter parachute fails

Calgary Herald - - CITY -

An ex­pe­ri­enced skydiver has landed in hospi­tal af­ter he crashed dur­ing a jump in Salmon Arm, B.C. Rick Scott with Sky­dive Salmon Arm says the man was in­jured Sun­day when his main parachute failed, leav­ing only a re­serve chute to slow his de­scent. The man suf­fered a bro­ken pelvis in the crash and was taken to hospi­tal by he­li­copter. Salmon Arm RCMP say in a news re­lease that the in­jured man is a 39-yearold Kelowna res­i­dent. Scott says the man had hun­dreds of pre­vi­ous jumps to his credit, and the ac­ci­dent is the sec­ond dur­ing Sky­dive Salmon Arm’s six years in busi­ness. The com­pany closed fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent Sun­day, but was tak­ing thrill seek­ers into the air again on Mon­day.


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