‘I don’t know if I’m going to jump again’: Skydiver gets tangled in power cables

A California skydiving student came close to disaster on Monday after becoming entangled in power lines during a skydive.

According to KNBC television, the unidentified skydiver missed the planned landing zone in Riverside County in the United States when she got stuck in power lines .

“I was trying to avoid that power line, then I turned right and ended up in the other power line,” she said.





“I don’t know if I will jump again. Probably not,” she added.

In a series of tweets, Riverside County Firefighters said they were able to extract the woman using an aerial ladder. After the rescue, she was assessed and reportedly refused further medical treatment.

“She was disoriented, and turned in the wrong direction. She got stuck on top of a power pole with power lines, and she was hanging next to the transformer,” Jeff Roberts of the Lake Elsinore Fire Department told SF Gate.

The firefighter told SF Gate it was the second time in a year they had responded to a call involving a paratrooper and power lines.

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