OCEANSIDE, Calif.—A skydiver suffered a traumatic injury after his parachute failed to completely open and he struck the roof of a home and landed on the ground, the Oceanside Fire Department said Jan. 28.
The skydiver from GoJump Oceanside was injured at 5:06 p.m. Friday when he landed between two homes on Toopal Drive near the Oceanside Airport.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived eight minutes after a 911 call, officials said. A Carlsbad Fire Department ambulance rushed the skydiver to an awaiting air ambulance at the airport and the victim was then airlifted by Mercy Air to a trauma center for further treatment.
No injuries to residents were reported.