Parachuter crashes into kitchen of California house and survives without serious injury

  • 24 Jul - 30 Jul, 2021
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A man in California escaped without serious injury after his parachute failed to open and he crashed through the roof and into the kitchen of a local home. Atascadero Emergency Dispatch received word that a parachuter had fallen "without a full chute deployment." The local fire and police departments responded to the scene, and found that he had fallen through the interior and exterior roof of a house. Though police said the man was "stunned with complaints of pain," he stayed conscious throughout the incident and had no visible serious injuries. No one else was injured, as the homeowners were not home at the time. Rose Martin, a registered nurse who lives next door, told KSBY that she rushed to the scene to see if she could help. "I was in shock. I'm like, what?" she recalled. "I ran in to make sure he was okay and I checked on him and his eyes were open, but I wasn't sure if there were any injuries. I didn't want anyone to move him." Police said an investigation found that the man was part of a group training at Camp Roberts, a California National Guard post, and that his parachute failed to fully deploy. Jonathan Shiroma, a spokesman for Camp Roberts, said the man is a member of a British military unit. The man was transported to the hospital, police said, and his condition remains unclear. "It's a miracle, in my estimation," Martin told KSBY. "Really. I mean, who lands like that without a parachute and lives?"