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Skydiver hits power lines

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A QUEENSLAND skydiver has cheated death, sustaining only minor injuries when his parachute hit power lines.

The experienced Townsville skydiver is expected to be released from hospital tomorrow after being treated for a chipped bone in his heel.

Coral Sea Skydivers chief instructor Richard Pym said the skydiver misjudged the wind while attempting to parachute into Townsville's Bicentennial Park last night.

The man missed the park, landing across the road near an industrial bin.

Mr Pym said that during the landing the man's parachute hit power lines.

The man is believed to be a Townsville builder who had completed 130 successful parachute jumps.

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