Military parachutist injured after hard landing in Suffolk

Posted at 3:27 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 15:37:54-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – A military parachutist was left with non-life threatening injuries after military training maneuvers ended in a hard landing.

According to Suffolk officials, dispatch was contacted at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday for an injured parachutist at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

The victim, an adult man, received emergency medical assessment and treatment by military medical personnel already on-site. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel.

He is expected to recover.