Experienced skydiver injured in Jefferson County accident


DANDRIDGE (WATE) – A man with more than 3,000 jumps under his belt was injured in Jefferson County.

Time Wilder with Jefferson County EMS said they responded to a skydiving accident on West Dumplin Valley Road. Wilder said they transported a man to the hospital.

Gary Spear, Manager of Skydive East Tennessee, said the skydiver was 70-years-old and an experienced skydiver. Spear said the man had a hard landing Thursday. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

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