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Skydiver is hurt in hard landing

September 1, 2012
Messenger News

A skydiver at the Dollar Daze Couch Freak Boogie event in Fort Dodge suffered what firefighters described as serious injuries when he made a hard landing Friday evening.

The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. at Fort Dodge Regional Airport.

The skydiver, whose name wasn't immediately available, was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.

Fire Department Capt. Steve Hergenreter said the man ''hit the ground very hard'' within 50 feet of firefighters who were standing by with an ambulance in case there were any accidents at the event.



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