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Skydiver breaks legs while practising for Australia Day

A 36-year-old Goulburn man practising a skydive for local Australia Day activities was injured last night.

According to police the man came to grief after a wind gust blew his parachute slightly off course, sending him into a tree in Victoria Park at about 8.20pm Thursday, the Goulburn Post reports.

His parachute was caught but he dropped 15 metres to the ground, suffering compound fractures in both legs.

Police and ambulance were quickly on scene. The man was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital.

It's unknown whether another skydiver will be arranged for Saturday's Australia Day event.

The Goulburn Post