Truro-area man taken to hospital after skydiving accident

King's County Register

Published on August 25, 2013

WATERVILLE - A 50-year-old Truro-area man was taken to hospital in Halifax Saturday afternoon after a skydiving accident at the Kings County Municipal Airport in Waterville.

The man was an experienced parachutist, Cpl. Scott Evans of the Kings District RCMP said.

“It was more or less just a hard landing,” Evans said of the accident, which happened shortly after noon. The injured man was experiencing some numbness in his legs, he added, so he was taken to hospital by EHS LifeFlight helicopter as a precaution. Evans said the man is not believed to have serious injuries.

Evans said the call came in from the Atlantic School of Skydiving.