FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va (WVVA)-- The New River Gorge bridge is a whopping eight hundred and seventy six feet from the ground... and those extreme Bridge Day activities can be dangerous if not done properly.
Parachuters must steer themselves into a landing area. Most do land on the ground... others may end up in the river or a nearby tree.
On the day of the event, emergency officials say there were a dozen minor injuries. Of those, 4 were taken to an area hospital.
Emergency workers say this is fairly normal when compared to past Bridge Days.