Skydiver rescued after striking power lines

The incident occurred at about 11:46 a.m. Monday on Tronson Road

Emergency personnel were scrambling after a skydiver got caught in power lines Monday.

The incident occurred at about 11:46 a.m. when a skydiver was descending but got entangled in power lines and then stuck a pole in the 600 block of Tronson Road.

“He was hanging about 30 feet from the ground,” said Cpl. Joe Leeson, with the Vernon RCMP.

“B.C. Hydro was called and they made the location safe for the skydiver and Vernon Fire Rescue, which was able to extricate the gentleman.”

Once on the ground, the skydiver was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for observation. The extent of any injuries is not known.

The incident is under investigation.