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Rough landing: Skydiver at school event suffers leg injury

The incident happened at Jasper Middle School in Marion County.
Credit: WRCB
Marion County authorities responded to a call this week of a skydiver who had an accident during an event at a school.

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. — A skydiver crashed into a tree Tuesday night during a back-to-school bash for a middle school in Marion County.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department said the skydiver crashed into a tree during the Jasper Middle School event.

The Sheriff's Department reported the skydiver's leg and ankle were injured. The injuries are not life-threatening.

Sheriff Bo Burnett said the skydiver was taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for treatment.

The name of the skydiver has not been released.

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