SAN DIEGO – An experienced wingsuiter was injured Monday in a skydiving incident near Otay Lakes.
The jumper, who was wearing a wingsuit, made a hard-landing after winds redirected him to an alternate landing location, according to the general manager of Skydive San Diego. He ended up in a mountainous area.
Another wingsuiter also had an issue with the wind, but was able to land safely at Olympic Park in Chula Vista, according to the GM.
Emergency responders were called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. and took the injured man to the hospital. He suffered a concussion and broke his nose, the GM told FOX 5.
The injured wingsuiter has made over 200 skydiving jumps.
Monday’s incident was the third skydiving-related crash in the area in the last six months.
The instructor, a young woman, had helped a student skydiver safely land after she lost control during freefall.
Members of the U.S. Navy were skydiving in the area when one of them had a slight control issue during landing. He made a hard landing.