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Skydiver made 'error of judgement'

The British Parachute Association says a man recovering in hospital after a skydiving accident in Cambridgeshire made an 'error of judgement' while landing.

The skydiver who is in his 30s, was an experienced parachutist. The association says although this kind of incident is uncommon, experienced skydivers can still occasionally make mistakes.

The accident happened at Sibson Airfield north of Peterborough on Saturday lunchtime.

The man suffered multiple injuries. The airfield declined to comment on the accident.

Sibson Airfield near Peterborough the scene of a weekend skydiving accident Credit: ITV News Anglia

Speedway star Lewis Kerr thanks fans for their support

Speedway star Lewis Kerr has thanked fans for their support after the crash that left him in an induced coma Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk speedway star Lewis Kerr has thanked fans and the public for their support after the horrific crash that left him in an induced coma just over a fortnight ago.

The popular twenty five year old who rides for King's Lynn and Newcastle was flown to hospital after he suffered serious head injuries in a crash at Peterborough.

A fund set up for him has raised over ten thousand pounds.

Remarkably he was able to return home a few days ago and now with help from his wife Jessie he has taken to Facebook to update fans on his condition. He said

Slowly getting my head around everything that's happened and have a long way to go but I will get there. Just want to say a massive massive thank you for everyone's support

– Lewis Kerr
Lewis Kerr's 'thank you' to fans after coming out of an induced coma following a serious crash at Peterborough Credit: Jessie Kerr

Skydiver seriously hurt after free-fall accident

A man's been seriously hurt after a free-fall parachute skydiving accident.

The man - believed to be in his 30s - suffered serious injuries to his head, chest, back, arms and legs and was rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Sibson Airfield near Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

An ambulance, air ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer attended the scene at Sibson airfield near Peterborough.

The man was taken to hospital in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where he is thought to be in a serious but stable condition.

Another man - Patrick Sandeman - had previously died at the same site in 2012 when two parachutes became entangled during a jump

An air ambulance flew the man to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia


Speedway star returns home after remarkable recovery

Lewis Kerr Credit: King's Lynn Stars

The wife of injured speedway racer Lewis Kerr has revealed that he has returned home.

The 25 year-old had to be placed in an induced coma after the horrific incident when he was riding at Peterborough on 2 August.

But now he's returned home - in "record" time, according to his wife.

His road to recovery isn't over - according to Jessie Kerr he will continue to be supported by specialists and will continue to visit Addenbrookes.

Speedway star improving in hospital after horror crash

King's Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr is continuing his remarkable recovery from a crash that left him critically ill in hospital.

The 25 year old had to be placed in an induced coma after the horrific incident when he was riding at Peterborough last Sunday.

Now his wife Jessie has posted pictures of him up and about in hospital saying she hopes they'll put a smile on people's faces.

A fund set up for the stricken rider has now raised around ten thousand pounds.

Speedway star Lewis Kerr recovering after an horrific crash last weekend Credit: Jessie Kerr

Injured King's Lynn speedway rider Lewis Kerr now out of induced coma, wife confirms

Lewis Kerr. Credit: King's Lynn Stars

King's Lynn Stars speedway rider Lewis Kerr is now out of an induced coma, his wife has confirmed.

The 25-year-old from Norfolk was riding for the Newcastle Diamonds at a meeting in Peterborough when he was involved in a serious crash.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where doctors put him into a coma.

His wife Jessie has now revealed that he is breathing unaided, but is still in critical care.

Meanwhile, a fund which has been set up to support Lewis and his family has already raised over £5,000.

Fund set up to help family of injured speedway rider

Lewis Kerr Credit: King's Lynn Stars

A fund set up to help the family of Lewis Kerr as he lies in a coma in hospital has reached £2000 in just a few hours.

The popular King's Lynn Stars rider was competing for his loan side Newcastle Diamonds when he suffered head injuries in the crash at Peterborough on Sunday August 2.

His pregnant wife and parents were at the stadium and saw the accident.

Those who've set up the fund say they hope it will take pressure off his family while Lewis recovers. He's in a stable condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The GoFundMe page can be found here

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