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Parachutist plummets after chute clips tree

A CARPRICORN Helicopter Rescue Service helicopter.
A CARPRICORN Helicopter Rescue Service helicopter.

A PARACHUTIST has been taken to hospital after his parachute clipped a tree.

At 3pm on Friday the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (Rescue 300) was tasked by Queensland Health to attend the Old Raglan Station Airstrip where the 35-year-old man had come to grief.

He was attempting a landing when his chute clipped a tree spinning him around 180 degrees and collapsing his parachute canopy, consequently plummeting him to the ground 50 feet below.

Queensland Ambulance Service said his injuries included a fractured lower leg and fractured ribs.

The man was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital.

He was considered to be an experienced jumper with over 150 jumps under his belt spanning 18 months. He was jumping with Skydive CQ who will be jumping at Raglan over the weekend.
 

Topics:  capricorn helicopter rescue service, parachute, rockhampton hospital


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