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[13 NOV 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Parachutist Hurt In Horror Airport Fall

A parachutist was rescued from Coventry Airport on Saturday after he crash-landed on a hangar.

The man, who broke his shoulder in the fall, was stranded on the building at Baginton at 11.15am on Saturday.

Police and fire crews were called, and climbed up on the roof to reassure him that he was safe.

A hydraulic platform was then brought in to take him to the ground. It is thought that he has also suffered internal injuries. 

An air ambulance was called to take him to Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham where he was treated for his injuries and kept in overnight for observation.

Fire officers said the manís injuries could have been a lot worse if he had landed on the concrete of the runway.

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed following reports that he may have jumped from as low as 1,000ft.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 13 Nov 00
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