Sebastian skydiver lands on power lines next to Roseland Road

A jumper with Skydive Sebastian missed the airport and landed near Roseland Road.
A jumper with Skydive Sebastian missed the airport and landed near Roseland Road.

A jumper with Skydive Sebastian missed the Sebastian Municipal Airport and landed in some power lines next to Roseland Road.

We still have a reporter at the scene. Florida Power & Light was called to remove the orange parachute from the power lines.

“There are no injuries to report,” Lt. Timothy Wood, Sebastian Police Department, told Sebastian Daily.

Motorists saw the orange parachute as it dropped near the power lines, missing the airport.

“The sky diver’s parachute landed in some trees. The jumper was not injured, and there is no medical emergency,” Maj. Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

There are times when this happens due to winds and weather conditions. It’s pretty common in Sebastian.

Farther down Roseland Road, on the south side, Florida Power & Light has shut one lane down to repair some power lines. The repairs are not related to the parachute incident. FPL said both lanes should open back up in a few hours.

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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.