Saturday, July 06, 2013

Winds blow skydiver off course, onto house: Impact knocks hole in roof of 2-story home

The impact knocked a hole in the roof of the home (circled in red).

The injured skydiver is removed from the roof. 

The skydiver is taken to a waiting ambulance. 

LONGMONT, Colorado - A skydiver was blown off course while attempting to land at the Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday and slammed into the roof of house about a mile away. 

The skydiver, identified only as a 31-year-old man, landed on the second-floor roof of a home at 4115 Florentine Drive, just after 4 p.m. The impact punched a hole in the roof.

Longmont firefighters used a bucket truck to reach the injured skydiver and treat his knee injuries before bringing him down to a waiting ambulance.

Winds of nearly 20 mph apparently blew the skydiver off course and into the house.  The family who lives there were not at home during all the commotion.  Firefighters used a blue tarp to cover the hole in the roof before leaving.

The skydiver was taken to Longmont United Hospital for treatment.

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