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Skydiving Student Hopes To Land On Feet Month After Accident

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Raquel Rizkalla’s 10th skydive jump ended in severe injury when she failed to properly steer her parachute for landing. The 19-year-old UF sophomore hit a metal fence, causing broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a broken femur. A month later, the teen looks forward to jumping again even though she can’t currently walk.

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Video: North Florida skydivers take 120-mile-per-hour plunge

By on May 10th, 2013 | Last updated: May 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

First-time skydiver Brittany Higgins was surprised by her dad when they showed up to Skydive Palatka for her birthday. She said she kept asking herself why she wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

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