Corinth man sent to hospital after skydiving accident

Posted May 27, 2012, at 4:41 p.m.
Last modified May 27, 2012, at 8:30 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — A Corinth man was taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center on Sunday morning after hitting the ground at Pittsfield Airport while skydiving, according to police.

Steve Straub, 34, was listed in fair condition at EMMC on Sunday evening.

Pittsfield police Sgt. Timothy Roussin said he responded to an emergency call from the airport at 9:58 a.m.

“I think he just came down too fast and too hard and ended up breaking a leg and something else,” said Roussin. “I don’t know the extent of his injuries, but he’s got a few broken bones.”

The Pittsfield Fire Department and Sebasticook Valley Ambulance also responded to the scene.