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Skydiver hits tree, falls 20 feet to ground in Sussex County

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A skydiver missed his landing zone on Friday and instead hit a tree and fell 20 feet to the ground, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The accident occurred at around 2:07 p.m. at Sussex Airport, located at 55 County Road 639, in Wantage Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a skydiver missed his landing zone, landed in a tree, and then fell approximately 20 feet to the ground, Curry said.

The man was alert and conscious but suffered moderate injuries. He was then airlifted to Morristown Medical Center, Curry said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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