Steamboat Springs, Colo. (AP) - The Steamboat Springs City Manager is recovering after a skydiving accident in which he avoided hitting a 30-foot building only to fall after getting tangled with a TV antennae.
The accident happened Saturday near Perris, Calif., during a formation skydive that Jon Roberts took with his son and six other people.
Roberts told the Steamboat Pilot & Today on Thursday that he had trouble finding the rip cord to deploy his parachute.
He says when the reserve Parachute finally opened, there was a 30-foot building in front of him.
Roberts says he managed to steer himself over the building but his parachute got tangled with a TV antennae on top of it.
Firefighters told Roberts he fell 30 feet and damaged a segment of his aorta.
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