A man in his 70s has been injured in a skydiving incident in Jurien Bay.
An RPH spokeswoman said the man was in a stable condition in the hospital’s emergency department and would be assessed overnight.
Skydive Jurien Bay co-owner Christine Sparrow said her staff called emergency services to the scene as a precautionary measure after the man complained he had a sore lower back from a “hard landing”.
“I was told he was in good spirits,” she said.
“I think this may be due to his age. Sometimes if there isn’t much wind they can land sitting down.”
“We called the ambulance straight away.”
Ms Sparrow said the man jumped in tandem with a skydiving instructor, who wasn’t injured from the landing at Federation Memorial Park.
She added today’s weather conditions in Jurien Bay were fine for the jump.
“We wouldn’t have been jumping if they weren’t,” she said.
In March, Russian-Italian wingsuiter Dimitri Didenko died in Jurien Bay when he plunged to the ground while competing in the Virtual Australian Skydiving Championships.
An investigation by the Australian Parachute Federation found both his main and reserve parachutes were functional.
“Other more complex factors have contributed to this tragic incident; these factors will now be considered in more detail,” APF chief executive Richard McCooey said last month.
“The Coroner will make a finding as to the cause of this incident, as well as any recommendations on ways to prevent recurrence.”
Skydive Jurien Bay co-owner Pete Lonnon said at the time Mr Didenko appeared to have died instantly.
“He was well liked throughout the skydiving community in Australia and around the world,” he said.
“He was an internationally renowned competitor in the highly specialised wingsuit format.”