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.
Just seen a horrendous parachute incident at Eastbourne Airshow. I’m hoping injuries aren’t too bad 🤞
— Peter Siegert (@PeterSiegert) August 16, 2019
— SG Ⓥ (@its_levi0saa) August 16, 2019
Airbourne is all well and good until something goes wrong, people genuinely put their lives in danger to put on a show. Everything crossed the person in the parachute is ok 😔
— Zoe Harding (@zoemharding__) August 16, 2019
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’.
He’s fine now. We saw him get up and walk away with a huge round of applause from us all 👏
— sacha baldock (@sachapink) August 16, 2019