default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Parachutist who crashed into Acampo vineyard not seriously hurt

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 3:00 pm

A parachutist suffered cuts to his face and shoulder while possibly breaking a leg after crashing into a vineyard northwest of Peltier Road and the western Highway 99 frontage road shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.

The man, who had close to 7,000 parachute jumps, crashed after one of his two parachutes malfunctioned, sheriff's Lt. Mike Jones said. He crashed in the vineyard after using his reserve paracute, Jones said.

"It took a little bit to find him," Jones aid. "The medics found him alert and conscious."

The victim, whom Jones believes is from Herald, was taken by ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital. His name was not disclosed, but he told deputies, firefighters and paramedics that he planned to recover from his injuries and resume his parachute jumping, Jones said.

Several sheriff's cars, at least two Woodbridge fire trucks and at least two American Medical Response ambulances responded to the scene.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.


Popular Stories


Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 34


Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists