Skydiver injured after landing on top of hangar

Published 1:32 pm Saturday, May 8, 2021

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to an injured skydiver Saturday morning at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

Emergency Communications was contacted at 11:27 a.m. advising of the incident in the 1200 block of Gene Bolton Drive, according to a city press release.

The woman was injured when she landed on top of an aircraft hangar, the press release stated. Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel had to utilize the platform of a ladder truck to reach the victim, who received emergency medical assessment and treatment and was ground transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

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Responding units included Battalion 1, Engine 2, Ladder 3, Rescue1, EMS1, Medic 1, and Safety 1.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.