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Skydiver in Critical Condition as Result of Parachute Malfunction

May 29, 2017, 8:03 AM HST
* Updated May 29, 8:05 AM
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Hawai‘i Fire Department first-responders arrived at a vacant lot mauka of Upolu Airport in North Kohala at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017, in response to a report of a skydiving accident.

HFD personnel found four or five bystanders with a man in his 40s lying on ground with multiple serious injuries as a result of high-speed contact with the ground.

According to the lead skydiver instructor, the accident was possibly caused by a parachute malfunction.

The skydiver, reported to be in critical condition, was treated and stabilized by medics, then loaded aboard HFD Chopper 2 for transport to North Hawaii Community Hospital.

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