Comments for: Massachusetts skydiver rescued from tree in Lebanon

Posted Aug. 17, 2012, at 2:01 p.m.

LEBANON | Firefighters say it took more than two hours to free a skydiver who landed in a tree in Maine. They say the 28-year-old man from Somerville, Mass., jumped from an airplane from 13,000 feet. After free-falling for 1½ miles, he opened his parachute. When he looked down, …

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  • Anonymous

    good job on the rescue, glad everyone was okay.

  • Anonymous

    Remember, never take viagra before you skydive. You will land wicked (hard)!

    • Anonymous

      Best post of the week !

  • Boogie_Bangor

    ” Eli Bolotin at Skydive New England said the man correctly steered around the cloud and chose to land in some trees Thursday afternoon rather than some smaller fields. Bolotin said it’s safer.”
    Don’t they normally land in fields? Can I assume that landing in fields is safer than landing in trees? What am I missing here?

    • Anonymous

      Having never been skydiving myself, this is only a guess… Perhaps it was the size of the field? If it was too small, and he overshot it, he could have found himself ina more dangerous predicament. Again, only a guess

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