A 40-year-old novice skydiver survives hard landing, injures an ankle. Photo: Supplied by Netcare.

JOHANNESBURG - A 40-year-old first time skydiver on Sunday survived a hard landing at a farm between Deneysville and Refengkgotso in the Free State province.
Shawn Herbst, spokesperson for Netcare said paramedics responded to a call for help at about 10.30 am and found the skydiver in a stable condition. 

"Reports from the scene indicate that a 40-year-old male skydiver on his first solo jump sustained an injury to his ankle following a hard landing," said Herbst.

The skydiver was treated on the scene and taken to a hospital.

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