Skydiver seriously injured after collision with tree
The 25-year-old woman suffered injuries to her lower body
A woman suffered serious injuries after she crashed into a tree while skydiving in Flamborough.
Paramedics were called to Skydive SWOOP on Highway 5 just before 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to EMS superintendent Dave Thompson.
"Reports are that the chute opened OK, but when she got close to the ground she had an impact with a tree," he explained.
An off-duty paramedic was on scene at the time and helped the woman and called 911, he added.
The woman was a skydiving student who missed her target and ended up hitting the tree about 30 feet above the ground, said Const. Jerome Stewart. She ended landing in a grassy area.
The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries to her lower body, including her back, limbs and pelvis, said Thompson.
The skydiving centre did not immediately respond to a call asking for comment on the incident.