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Student who landed in tree on first skydive 'will jump again'

A student who ended up stuck in a tree after falling 3,000ft (914m) when his canopy failed to open on his very first parachute jump has vowed to have another go.

Liam Byrne being rescued from the tree after his first parachute jump

After Liam Byrne, 18, was rescued from a tree near Shotton Colliery, in County Durham, virtually uninjured after his horror fall, firefighters said he was lucky to be alive.

But asked if he will jump again he said: "Probably, we will see - best way to get over it."

Follow the story on the ITV News Tyne Tees website.

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Student escapes unhurt after his parachute lands in tree

Firefighters rescued 18-year-old Liam Byrne from the tree Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A student had a lucky escape after he lost control of his parachute on his first ever jump and landed in a tree.

Liam Byrne's parachutes became entangled before he landed in Shotton Colliery, County Durham.

The 18-year-old, who narrowly avoided landing on a church, was stuck for about half an hour before being rescued by firefighters.

"It was a bit scary, I just made sure I grabbed on to the tree until someone came and found me," said the Northumbria University student.

Follow the story on the ITV Tyne Tees site.

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