Military parachutist injured after hard landing in Suffolk

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SUFFOLK, Va. – A military parachutist was left with non-life threatening injuries after military training maneuvers ended in a hard landing.

According to Suffolk officials, dispatch was contacted at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday for an injured parachutist at the Suffolk Executive Airport.

The victim, an adult man, received emergency medical assessment and treatment by military medical personnel already on-site. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel.

He is expected to recover.

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