MANORVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Strong winds and skydiving apparently do not mix.
WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story
Everything seemed to be perfect for skydiving on Tuesday evening out on Long Island.
The winds were at 10 miles per hour, but then Ray Maynard, the owner of Skydive Long Island, told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall, things changed in the blink of an eye.
“All of the chairs just started blowing across the front of the building and I saw the winds went from about 10 to probably close to 50,” he said.
He quickly called the pilot on the radio to tell him not to let any jumpers out, but it was too late.
“He had just released them,” Maynard said.
Maynard said two of the skydivers who jumped out in tandem were caught in the freak wind and they ended up landing in a tree in Manorville.
They were there for about 30 minutes before they were rescued.
“He was hanging probably 25, 30 feet in the air – him and his passenger,” Maynard said.
Thankfully, no one was injured.
It was the passenger’s first jump.
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