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PARACHUTE ACCIDENT SENDS MAN TO HOSPITAL

PARACHUTE ACCIDENT SENDS MAN TO HOSPITAL

A man was injured after a parachute malfunctioned over the weekend.

It was on Sunday afternoon when the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded to an EMS call of a reported sky diving accident at CTH K in Chippewa Falls. 42-year-old Chad R Prichett, from Somerset, is an experienced parachutist and an instructor who was near the Bateman Airport and deployed the main chute.

While descending, Pritchett’s secondary chute opened, tangling with the main chute causing him to descended at a faster rate of speed than normal before striking the ground. Pritchett was conscious on scene and was air lifted to a hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

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