Injured Skydiver Says He Feels Lucky To Be Alive
A skydiver who crashed into a retaining wall while attempting to jump into Washington-Grizzly Stadium before a University of Montana football game says he feels lucky to be alive. Blaine Wright, a veteran skydiver, is recuperating in Whitefish after the Oct. 29 crash in which a gust of wind blew him off course.
The 53-year-old Wright says he suffered a collapsed lung, nerve damage and 19 broken bones. Wright says he went through three surgeries and came within a hair’s breadth of dying. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery but he will have to learn to walk again.
Wright says he hasn’t decided yet whether he will skydive again.
Story from AP