The Sky is falling
From the Sun-Sentinel
MARATHON -- A man was injured while skydiving in the Keys after becoming entangled in power lines near the Marathon airport.I'm sure if Mr. Wysong lives he'll re-pay all Florida Keys residents who had appliances fry because of the power surge.(Cue the sarcastic laughter)
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the lines burned Mike Wysong of Tequesta, Florida after he leapt from a plane at approximately 9:50 a.m. Sunday morning. Once Wysong and the lines landed on the ground, the wires remained live for an additional 10-15 minutes until employees of the Florida Keys Electric Coop could arrive to cut power.
Wysong, 43, told MCSO deputies that he periodically felt surges of electricity the entire time he was lying down after the incident. Due to the risk of electrocution, responders could not assist him for medical transport until the power had been shut off.
After being airlifted from Fishermen's Hospital in Marathon to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, it was announced that Wysong had suffered burns over 15-20 percent of his body.
When Wysong hit the power lines, it caused power surges as far south as Key West.
Is Wysong nuts? What is a skydiver doing in the keys anyway? The islands are small and the Marathon area heavily developed. You'd think Mr. Wysong would jump somewhere with more room for mistakes.
Then I think anyone who jumps out of a plane is nuts. I guess I answered my own question. Get well Mr. Wysong(and please stay away from the Keys or Lantana).
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