STA, 11 July 2022 - A 42-year-old American and a 58-year-old Australian were injured during skydiving in the Tolmin area, north-west, on Monday due to unexpected turbulence.
The two were part of a group of ten skydivers who flew from Bovec this morning. After the jump, they were surprised by turbulence at an altitude of about 200 metres, which prevented some of them from landing safely.
The American and Australian women hit the ground hard during landing and are reportedly seriously injured. They were transported by helicopter to the Ljubljana UKC hospital.
Another skydiver, a 23-year-old Danish citizen, was blown by a gust of wind into a tree canopy, where he landed at a height of about five metres, but was unharmed. He was assisted in his descent by Mountain Rescue members.