National/World

Makenzie Wethington, 16, survives Texas skydiving accident

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Makenzie Wethington of Texas is recovering after falling 3,500 feet during a skydiving accident.

Makenzie Wethington of Texas is recovering after falling 3,500 feet during a skydiving accident.

A 16-year-old Texas girl is recovering after falling 3,500 feet during a skydiving accident.

Makenzie Wethington is in the critical care unit at a hospital in Oklahoma City with broken bones in her back and vertebrae and two broken ribs.

Her family says she goes in and out of consciousness and remembers bits and pieces of her horrifying experience.

The teen was on her first skydive on Saturday, alone, when her father says only half of the parachute opened.

The owner of the skydiving center places some of the blame on Wethington, saying she didn't follow the training she received.

The skydiving outing was a sweet sixteen birthday present.

(Copyright ©2014 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more National/World »


Tags:
national/world
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement