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Parachutist who crashed into Acampo vineyard not seriously hurt

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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.

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