MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio mayor has been credited with saving the life of her skydiver after equipment malfunction during a training drill in Middletown.
Middletown Mayor Nicole Condrey was strapped to her teammate as the couple skydived with a large American flag on Wednesday, the Dayton Daily News reported.
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Team Fastrax owner, a professional skydiving team, John Hart, was unable to release the harness when the couple approached the ground, and Condrey performed an “emergency procedure” to release the harness about 30 meters above the ground.
Condrey said she didn’t have time to be afraid and that she had used her “instincts and training.”
After the maneuver, Condrey crashed into a hangar and Hart hit a nearby fence. Condrey broke his right arm and Hart suffered four broken ribs.
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Condrey had surgery on Thursday morning at the Atrium Medical Center and is expected to attend the city council meeting on Tuesday evening.
Hart said Condrey’s “extensive training and quick response” saved both of their lives.
“It was a miracle,” he said.
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