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Louisburg skydiver rescued from tree

Posted December 17, 2014

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— A skydiver suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after he became stuck in a tree on Turf Farm Lane, authorities said.

The skydiver, who was from Rampart Aviation, was conducting night training when his parachute was caught in a tree – 65 feet in the air, authorities said. 

The skydiver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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  • Duff Dry Dec 18, 2014

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    So worth it though!

  • Chip Dipson Dec 18, 2014
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    Source, please.

  • Imma Annoid Dec 18, 2014
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    Maybe, but as I recall, he will have to buy several cases of beer for the rest of the jumpers at the jump site since he landed in a tree.

  • NoRespect Dec 18, 2014

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    I suppose the same could be said about SCUBA diving with sharks... Or, bungy-jumping off bridges... It just reeks of a quest for the ultimate adrenaline-rush. When mere sky-diving isn't enough... Too bad his landing lights were inop, though.

  • Mike Berthold Dec 18, 2014
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    Because it is only exciting during the day in your opinion?

  • 45ACP Dec 18, 2014

    Skydiving at night, or anytime, is statistically safer than driving a car.

  • NoRespect Dec 18, 2014

    "Night Training"??? This was a civilian, right? Not a HALO jumper... So, what in the world would be the reason for a night-time skydiving jump? Seems to me the jumper needs a mental evaluation.

  • Duff Dry Dec 18, 2014

    In other words.. a perfect skydiving run. The guy is pretty much going to have the best story of everyone at all the holiday parties.

  • luvstoQ Dec 18, 2014

    Uh oh!! Bet that didn't feel too good!

  • Gary Hutson Dec 18, 2014
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    Tree landings suck. In the old days if you weren't stuck too high up you could deploy your reserve chute and climb down it.