Warriors parachute stunt goes wrong
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 4:35p.m.
A skydiver was stretched off Eden Park with moderate injuries after a botched landing during a half time stunt at Sunday’s Warriors match against Manly.
He was one of seven skydivers parachuting into the stadium as part of the game's half time entertainment.
Eye witness reports say the skydiver lost control just after passing the stadium’s grandstand, narrowly missing the goal post before landing.
It was also reported all seven parachutists struggled with the swirling wind around the stadium.
The skydiver lay prone on the field for several minutes, before being attended to by St John Ambulance staff
A spokesperson for St John said the man was one of four people attended to by ambulance staff at the game, and had not sustained any serious injury.
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5/03/2012 3:02:31 p.m.
Joel Stephenson wrote:
time of my life!
5/03/2012 2:01:26 p.m.
I agree with Vanessa. I was also at the game and it was scary stuff everytime a parachuters came into land. The winds were quite strong at that time and swirling around the field. I'm surprized no one was more seriously hurt. The video doesn't really show how bad it was.
5/03/2012 12:45:48 p.m.
Bobby D wrote:
This was the best half time entertainment ever.
Beats trying to kick a ball into the back of a ute any day!
5/03/2012 12:01:37 p.m.
where the hell is Carteton?
5/03/2012 11:17:36 a.m.
@David: Unless it involved hot air balloons
5/03/2012 10:54:06 a.m.
Not the best view of the action but the guy in the yellow chute landed closer to the side of the field near the players benches. The injured guy who was stretched off landed closer to the goal post.
5/03/2012 10:47:33 a.m.
Davids right, Carteton does not have a stadium big enough to produce wind turbulance and therefore landing a parachute there in a paddock would be easy, in spite of any wind.
5/03/2012 10:46:19 a.m.
There's a reason they wont go to Carteton... they don't know how to get there. Nobody does, nobody even knows what or where that is.
You need to find a better reason to vent your tall poppy syndrome at Auckland.
5/03/2012 10:11:38 a.m.
David, can you please never leave Carterton. Thanks
5/03/2012 9:40:34 a.m.
Danny Mason wrote:
I've been something like this in Winton. The key is to control the air currents and manoeuvre the parachute at right angles to the ground. You can't beat velocity. Not even if you're a plane.
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