Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pregnant Skydiver Survives Plunge!

The Associated Press is reporting that skydiver Shayna Richardson, newly pregnant, survived a skydiving accident.

Shayna, 21, plunged face-first into concrete after her main parachute failed and her reserve didn't deploy fully during her first solo jump. She hit a parking lot at about 50 mph leading to a totally egg-shelled face, broken pelvis and a broken leg. Shayna Richardson had to spend 16 days in the hospital where she learned from the doctors that she was pregnant. She claims she wouldn't have jumped had she known she was pregnant. Richardson stated "To hit the ground belly first _ that's dangerous. I mean at any stage of pregnancy that's dangerous. That's not something you want to do let alone at 50 miles per hour."

All in all, Shayna Richardson underwent four surgeries including having 15 steel plates put in her face. The fetus appears to be doing fine and is growing well.

2 comments:

Mrs. Flinger said...

My husband told me about this today. Holy CRAP. I mean, good lord, seriously.

Mama C-ta said...

I read that on another blog and couldn't believe it, especially when she said she's due 6/25 and plans to jump again in August