Skydiver flown from Monroe, Ga. by air ambulance after ‘hard landing’

Monroe, Ga. – Monroe Fire Chief Bill Owens confirmed that one skydiver was injured in Monroe, Ga. Saturday, June 1, 2019, after a “hard landing” from one of his jumps.

“He was flown to Atlanta Medical Center as a precaution due to his injury after a hard landing,” Owens said.

Monroe Police Chief RV Watts said from reports he believed the skydiver had been attempting a land when his parachute collapsed at about 100 feet. It re-opened at about 75 feet but resulted in a hard landing.

“He was conscious and alert when he was transported,” Watts said.


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