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Wed, Aug 15, 2012

Skydivers Touch Down On Georgia Submarine Base

Fickle Winds Blew The Pair Onto The Kings Bay Naval Station On The Georgia Coast

A pair of skydivers who had departed from St. Mary's Airport in southeast Georgia found they had some 'splaining to do when they landed on a baseball diamond on a U.S. Navy submarine base. And their situation was complicated by the fact that one of the skydivers was not a U.S. citizen.

The jumpers had planned to land back at the airport during their Sunday outing, Cathy Kloess, owner of The Jumping Place that operates out of St. Marys Airport, told the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville that a strong wind blew the pair off target, and they wound up on the base.

The jumpers were not aware they'd landed on Naval base until they were approached by military personnel. One of the jumpers was a naturalized U.S. citizen, but they other was not a citizen and was not carrying his passport, according to Jay Stafford, chair of the St. Marys Airport Authority.

The pair reportedly did not violate the restricted airspace above the base. Kloess said the military officials were "very stern with us" when they called to inform them that the pair had landed on the base. But she said there were "very understanding" about the wind conditions that had blown the jumpers off course. The most recent photographs the skydiving company has show trees where the baseball diamonds are now, which added to the jumper's confusion about their location.

FMI: http://thejumpingplace.com/

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