Saturday, July 16, 2016

Incident occurred July 16, 2016 in Ellington, Tolland County, Connecticut

ELLINGTON — Connecticut State Police say a skydiver was injured after striking a tree in Ellington.

Police say it happened just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The skydiver, who was attending the nearby parachuting and helicopter training facility at the time, attempted to land in a grassy field by Meadow Brook Road. However, the man instead struck a patch of trees and careened to the ground from approximately 40 to 50 feet.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Hartford Hospital for further evaluation.

The incident remains under investigation.

No further details were released on the skydiver’s identity or what specific circumstances might have led to the accident.

Ellington is located about 20 miles northeast of downtown Hartford.

FOX 61 has reached out to the skydiving business for comment and are awaiting a response regarding its safety practices.


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