Sebastian Skydiver Injured After Falling 20 Feet

Skydiver injured at Sebastian Municipal Airport.
Skydiver injured at Sebastian Municipal Airport. Photo by Skydive Sebastian.

SEBASTIAN – A skydiver from Brazil was injured after he fell about 20 feet in the air at the end of his jump at Skydive Sebastian on Sunday afternoon.

According to a witness, the parachute fully deployed after the jumper left the plane. But something went wrong towards the end of the jump.

The man was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida where he is alert but couldn’t walk, according to police.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported the incident at Skydive Sebastian.

The name of the injured skydiver hasn’t been released.

The incident happened at Gate 21 at the Sebastian Municipal Airport.

Skydive Sebastian is a world-class skydiving center, catering to skydivers from their first jump to the highest levels of proficiency in all skydiving disciplines.

Many people from all over the world come to Sebastian to spend a vacation at the popular Drop Zone.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.