Man injured in Suffolk skydiving accident

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 17:18:59-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews are investigating an accident involving a skydiver.

Officials say this happened in the 1200 block of Gene Bolton Drive just before 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The skydiver, a 29-year-old male, was executing an advanced jump and experienced a hard landing.

He was treated on scene before being airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he is expected to be okay.

Skydive Suffolk tells News 3 the skydiver was experienced and using his own equipment and that his own actions caused the accident.

They also said the incident does not reflect their standard protocols and procedures.

Right now, the incident is still under investigation.