Soldier hurt in parachute landing during Palaro opening
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — An Army soldier, who was part of a six-member skydiving team taking part in the opening ceremony for the Palarong Pambansa here, was hurt after he missed the designated landing spot at the Albay-Bicol University Sports Complex here on Sunday afternoon.
Technical Sergeant Alfred Lucas suffered a fracture in the left arm after a gust carried his parachute toward the complex’s swimming pool area, where he hit the pool’s concrete outer edge, Raffy Alejandro, Office of Civil Defense regional director in Bicol.
T/Sgt. Napoleon Sevilla of the Army’s Special Operations Command here said Lucas was supposed to land on a field at the center of sports complex but Lucas failed to control his parachute after a strong wind pushed him toward the swimming pool area at 3 p.m.
Lucas was taken to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital. SFM
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