Woman sustains serious injuries after parachute accident

Paramedics say the woman, believed to be a first-time jumper, was found lying on the ground after she fell.

Netcare 911 helicopter. Picture: @Netcare911_sa.

JOHANNESBURG - A woman has sustained serious injuries in a parachute accident in Bloemfontein this afternoon.

Paramedics say the woman, believed to be a first time jumper, was found lying on the ground after she fell down.

The exact details surrounding the incident are still unclear.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha says, "When she came down to the ground, she came down a bit hard and was dragged for some way. When we got there, she had sustained multiple injuries. It was a very serious condition."