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Injured Skydiver Says He Feels Lucky To Be Alive

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 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.

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