July 21, 1997 in Nation/World

Sky Diver Drops In, Doesn’t Stay For Lunch

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An off-target sky diver smashed into a restaurant window, disrupting lunch but veering off at the last second to avoid hurting anyone.

“All I could see was a pair of feet going across the window,” said Randy Tonn, who was eating with his family at Dick and Jeanni’s restaurant Saturday afternoon. “He hit it pretty good. He made quite a thud.”

The unidentified parachutist hit the corner of the building first and then the window, witnesses said. He was treated at the scene for a leg cut and left without giving his name.

Sky divers making regular weekend jumps had trouble with the wind after having to jump farther from the target area than usual because of cloud cover. The diver was credited for avoiding anyone on the ground.


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