'It's a miracle': A woman in Canada survived a 1,500m fall after her parachute failed during a skydive
- A woman survived a 1,500m fall with just broken bones after her parachute failed during a skydive in Quebec.
- A tree canopy broke the 30-year-old's fall near Trois-Rivières on Saturday, but she was travelling at least 60km-per-hour when she hit the ground, CBC reported.
- The woman is currently in hospital with multiple broken vertebrae, but her situation is not life threatening, police say.
- Police from Trois-Rivières are investigating the incident to determine whether there has been criminal negligence.
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A woman survived a 1,500m fall with just broken bones after her parachute failed to deploy properly during a skydive in Canada.
The unnamed 30-year-old woman is currently in hospital with multiple broken vertebrae, but survived the fall from a plane over Trois-Rivières, Quebec, on Saturday evening, CBC reported.
The woman's main parachute didn't deploy, and neither did her backup, onlooker Denis Demers told Radio-Canada on Wednesday.
"It's a miracle. I don't know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that."
The woman's fall was broken by trees, which she hit travelling at a speed of at least 60km-per-hour, Radio-Canada reported.
Police from Trois-Rivières told the radio network that the woman's life is not in danger.
Police are investigating the incident to determine whether there has been criminal negligence.
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