Monday, January 27, 2014

Mackenzie Wethington Skydiving Accident

16-year-old Mackenzie Wethington, a student at Joshua High School in Texas, is lucky to be alive tonight after a skydiving accident in Oklahoma over the weekend. In Texas, a person must be 18-years-old to legally sky dive without being tethered to a more experienced jumper. However - in Oklahoma, the minimum age is only 16. Mackenzie Wethington traveled to Oklahoma to experience skydiving with her father and now she is recovering from her injuries in a hospital there. Exactly what happened has still not been completely explained. However, what is known is that Wethington is lucky to be alive. In the hospital she is being treated for broken bones including her vertebrae, which was broke in half, and her pelvis. Mackenzie Wethington will likely remain in the hospital for a long period of time. Fellow students from Joshua High School are wishing her well and praying for a speedy recovery.

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