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Conscious after skydive

Salmon Arm RCMP say a 39-year-old Kelowna man was conscious and talking to rescuers after a skydiving incident near the local airport on Sunday.

“During the skydive, the man's main chute had issues and was jettisoned,” said a press release issued by Staff Sgt. Scott West, head of the Salmon Arm detachment. “Parts of the primary chute became entangled in the secondary chute.

“As a result of the drag from the secondary chute, the male was slowed somewhat before hitting the ground.”

The man was airlifted by BC Air Ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment, Scott said.

The skydiver is highly experienced, according to a spokesperson for Skydive Salmon Arm.

After the main parachute malfunctioned, the jumper used the reserve chute to save his life. He sustained a broken pelvis from the hard landing, an official statement from the company stated.



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