Parachutist hits tree in Ellington

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ELLINGTON — Connecticut State Police said a parachutist was injured after striking a tree in Ellington.

Police say it happened just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The skydiver, who was attending the nearby parachuting and helicopter training facility at the time, attempted to land in a grassy field by Meadow Brook Road. However, the man instead struck a patch of trees and careened to the ground from approximately 40 to 50 feet.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Hartford Hospital for further evaluation.

The incident remains under investigation.

No further details were released on the skydiver’s identity or what specific circumstances might have led to the accident.

Ellington is located about 20 miles northeast of downtown Hartford.