Ouch! sky-diver breaks pelvis, ankle in landing

2008-09-07 00:00

A 34-year-old parachutist was injured at the Cato Ridge airfield yesterday — a bad landing left him with a broken pelvis and ankle.

Roy Steenson of Sky Dive KZN said the man had been sky-diving for 10 years and has 600 dives under his belt. He said the man’s dive was perfect and the parachute opened on time.

“It was not a malfunction that led to the accident. Rather he misjudged his landing,” said Steenson.

The man, whose name had not been released, was airlifted to St Anne’s Hospital.

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