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Firetruck used to rescue skydiver who landed in tree

August 28, 2018

WEEPING WATER, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a skydiver who landed in a tree in eastern Nebraska after her first solo jump from a plane.

Firefighters and Cass County sheriff’s deputies were called to help around 4 p.m. Saturday. Twenty-nine-year Abbey Lacy was stuck around 60 feet (18 meters) up, hanging from parachute cords attached to her harness. Members of her parachute club gathered below and reassured her while she awaited rescue near Weeping Water.

Power was cut in nearby overhead lines, and two men using an aerial ladder freed her from her predicament.

She was treated for bumps, bruises and cuts at an Omaha hospital, and doctors say some nerve damage in one of her legs likely will heal.

The Omaha resident says she’ll go back up for another jump as soon as her leg allows.

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