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.