The latest: Jumper injured at Skydive Midwest expected to make full recovery
Posted: Apr 2, 2018 4:24 PM CDT
STURTEVANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A licensed solo jumper was injured on Easter after making "hard contact with the ground."
According to Skydive Midwest, the skydiver exited the aircraft on April 1 at 14,000 feet and experienced an uneventful freefall. Skydive Midwest says the jumper deployed their parachute as normal and the parachute opened correctly and was fully functioning.
Upon landing, the jumper performed a turn and came in hard contact with the ground.
He sustained injuries to his lower extremities.
The man was taken by Flight for Life to a local hospital. His family says that he's expected to make a full recovery.
Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.