San Diego

Skydive Instructor Hurt in Jamul

A skydiving instructor landed in rocky terrain Sunday and suffered a broken leg and ankle, the skydiving company confirmed. 

The skydiving instructor was transported by air from the area near Jamul to Scripps Mercy Hospital around 4:20 p.m. Cal Fire officials said.

Skydive San Diego confirmed the incident involved one of their instructors who was helping a student during a fall. 

"The student lost stability in freefall," said Greg Lund with Skydive San Diego.

When the instructor deployed the student's parachute, the instructor was lower than normal, he explained. 

The student landed safely in the drop zone but the instructor landed in an area where the terrain was rocky, Lund said. 

The area where the skydiver landed, near the 13000 block of Otay Lakes Rd., was difficult for rescuers to access.

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