Another Skydiving Incident in Hawaii with Pacific Skydive – Man Nearly Electrocutes Himself After Jumping From Plane

Looks like Pacific Skydive had another skydiving incident today that could have killed someone.

Pacific Skydive Electric Line

KITV Reports:

The tranquility of Thanksgiving morning in Mokuleia on Oahu’s North Shore was suddenly broken at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when a skydiver struck a high-voltage power line near Farrington Highway and dangled for several intense moments….

….Valencia said his jaw dropped when he ran outside to see what had caused the loudcrash.

“I came here to check it out and a skydiver is just dangling in the wires,” said Valencia. “He was moving and kicking, but there’s no sparks.”

After several intense moments, the skydiver was able to shake himself loose.  Firefighters on the scene estimate he fell about 30 feet to the ground below.

Guy Banal, the owner of Pacific Skydiving, identified the skydiver as 26-year-old Jonathan Zar. He said Zar has been working for the company for the past three months, and described him as an expert parachutist.

“He was coming down and the wind changed direction,” said Banal. “He’s still not used to the conditions out here.”

Witnesses say Zar appeared to have suffered a burn to his left arm. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

More Here: Lucky Thanksgiving! Skydiver survives plunge onto high-voltage line | More Local News – KITV Home.

Video of Andrew Pereira’s report here: Skydiver survives landing on power lines

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