Apr 28, 2004, 5:49 PM
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one hurt at deland
A French man was critically injured while landing at deland today. I was on the same load as him and this was his second jump of the day. I am not sure what happened upon landing, but he hit the taxi way. He was knocked unconcious but was still breathing. He was wearing a helmet. He was unresponsive for two min. or so and then became concious. I am a Paramedic and have been one for 12 yrs. There was an EMT, and a DR. on scene soon after. On the scene he was in alot of pain, and was mostly complaining of his back and pelvis. He also had a open FX of his right ankle. He was airlifted to Helefax hospital and is in serious condition. His outcome from my experence is very good, with time and patients he will be up in the air again.
He turned low, I'm not sure if he was on risers or toggle turned because I only saw the last 40 ft of the turn.He impacted very hard on the tarmac and his canopy hit 1 half second after. He was airlifted to HALIFAX Hospital in Daytona Beach. Last I heard was broken pelvis and other non-fatal injuries.
As I previously thought on the scene of this accident, Eric endend up with a broken pelvis and some other minor contusions. It will be a couple of weeks to months but I can guess he will be up in the air again, soon.