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Tandem Injury - Cornwall, England - 16 February 2008

 


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/...nd/devon/7248421.stm
Parachutist hurt in tandem jump
A man has been airlifted to hospital after crash-landing on rocks at Hanover Cove, near St Agnes, during a tandem parachute jump in Cornwall.
Falmouth Coastguard was alerted by the airfield at Perranporth where the parachutists should have landed.

The student parachutist was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

His condition is not known, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.


kallend  (D 23151)

Feb 20, 2008, 1:28 PM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/...nd/devon/7248421.stm
Parachutist hurt in tandem jump
A man has been airlifted to hospital after crash-landing on rocks at Hanover Cove, near St Agnes, during a tandem parachute jump in Cornwall.
Falmouth Coastguard was alerted by the airfield at Perranporth where the parachutists should have landed.

The student parachutist was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

His condition is not known, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

I've vacationed at St. Agnes. LOTS of very attractive rocks, but certainly not a good place to crash.


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Feb 21, 2008, 6:42 AM
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Sounds like they landed just off the DZ. It's right on the top of high sheer cliffs overlooking the sea aerial shot here:http://maps.google.com/...925&t=h&z=15

DZ is a section of the very obvious old fighter base you can see. Last time I was there they'd just moved to the southern end of the airfield. There's not really much of a beach at the foot of those cliffs, if any, as the water comes right in to the rock face in most places.

I've spent a couple of hours searching those cliff edges for a freebag and reserve PC. A deliberate water landing or making for a rocky beach if you can find one are both significantly better option than just missing the cliff tops! Well done for avoiding any more serious injuries.

Beautiful place to jump but you really don't want to land off to the north west or else you're going for a swim in the North Atlantic. Floatation devices are mandatory. If I recall correctly, run-in must be parallel to the coastline too. Wonder how they ended up so far from where they wanted to be.

Further news report: http://www.mcga.gov.uk/...4&m=2&y=2008


evilivan  (D 100593)

Feb 23, 2008, 5:34 PM
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Any more news/info on this?



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