Monday, December 18, 2017

Incident occurred December 18, 2017 in Otay Mesa, San Diego County, California

SAN DIEGO – An experienced wingsuiter was injured Monday in a skydiving incident near Otay Lakes.

The jumper, who was wearing a wingsuit, made a hard-landing after winds redirected him to an alternate landing location, according to the general manager of Skydive San Diego. He ended up in a mountainous area.

Another wingsuiter also had an issue with the wind, but was able to land safely at Olympic Park in Chula Vista, according to the GM.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. and took the injured man to the hospital. He suffered a concussion and broke his nose, the GM told FOX 5.

The injured wingsuiter has made over 200 skydiving jumps.

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Crews airlifted an injured man to a nearby hospital during a skydive rescue operation in Jamul Monday.

A San Diego County Sheriff's (SDSO) helicopter responded to an emergency call from the skydiver around 11:30 a.m. 

According to Cal Fire, the incident was located to the east of Otay Lakes and Wueste Road, in an area difficult to access by ground.

The authorities requested a second helicopter, which transported the man to safety.

Cal Fire officials said the skydiver was found conscious and breathing. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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(KGTV) - Emergency responders came to the aid of a skydiver after a parachuting accident in South San Diego County Monday.

Paramedics were called to Otay Lake shortly after 11 a.m. following reports of a hard landing in the area.

The parachutist suffered a back injury, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. 

The victim was transported via helicopter to the hospital.

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