A parachutist has reportedly crashed during a display at the Airbourne festival in Eastbourne this afternoon (Friday, 16).

Eyewitnesses in the past hour reported an incident involving a single parachutist doing a ‘spin’ in ‘windy’ conditions, before crash-landing onto the pavement on the town’s seafront.

Police said the parachutist suffered a heavy landing into bushes around 2.20pm, and was treated by paramedics for minor cuts to his shin.

Further eyewitnesses reported the parachutist was ‘fine’ and walked away with a ’round of applause’.