Virginian airlifted after skydiving accident

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — A Virginia skydiver has been airlifted to a hospital after a hard landing.

Authorities in Suffolk, Virginia, said in a statement Saturday that the 29-year-old man is “suffering from what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.”

The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at Skydive Suffolk at the Suffolk Executive Airport. Authorities said he was executing a jump when he experienced a hard landing.

He received medical treatment at the scene before being flown to a hospital in nearby Norfolk. The investigation is ongoing.

The following statement was released by Skydive Suffolk:

“The man that was injuried today was a certified and trained skydiver who was using his own equipment at the time of the accident. We wish him a speedy recovery”

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