Parachutist Rescued After Getting Stuck on Power Lines in Central Florida | NBC 6 South Florida

Parachutist Rescued After Getting Stuck on Power Lines in Central Florida

The parachutist was not injured.

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    File photo of a BASE jumping parachute.

    A parachutist who became entangled in power lines near a municipal airport in Central Florida was safely rescued Monday morning.

    NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando reported that the parachutist became stuck in power lines near the DeLand Municipal Airport around 9 a.m.

    Both DeLand and Volusia County Fire Crews responded to the scene. Power was cut off to the area, and the parachutist was safely taken down from the lines.

    The parachutist was not injured, WESH reported.

    DeLand is roughly 42 miles north of Orlando and roughly 25 miles west of Daytona Beach.

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