Skydiver gets tangled in power lines in Whitewright

By: KXII News Staff Email
By: KXII News Staff Email

WHITEWRIGHT, Tex. -- A skydiver was all tangled up in power lines in Whitewright Saturday afternoon.

It happened just after four o’clock on Highway 11. The diver was dangling 15 feet into the air. A passerby actually saw him and called for help. Crews from Whitewright, Trenton, and Sherman all assisted.

Officials say the skydiver seemed to be fine, but may have suffered an electrical shock. He was taken by Lifestar, as a precaution, to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.


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  • by Bub Location: Sherman on Feb 12, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    That's what ya get for jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Feb 11, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    I guess this dude was just "hanging around" when they found him? LOL
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    IT SAID AS A PRECAUTION, IF YOU WOULD READ!
  • by A Wilkins Location: Denison on Feb 10, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    Seemed to be "fine" after an electrical shock and Lifestar transferred to him to Parkland??? Doesn't sound fine to me....
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