An adrenaline rush was detoured thanks to a tree in Orange County.

On Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, The Port Jervis Fire Department was on the scene for an out-of-the-ordinary rescue.

Skydiver Rescued from Orange County, NY Tree

According to a post on social media, the Port Jervis Fire Department explained that several units were needed for the call. The post goes on to explain that a skydiver was trapped in between 2 trees about 40 feet off the ground.

The Port Jervis Rope Team (as part of the Orange County Technical Rescue Team) responded alongside the Florida, Warwick, Newburgh, Sparrowbush, and West Point Fire Departments to attempt to get the skydiver out of the tree.

Orange County Emergency Services- NY added some additional information on their Facebook page calling it a "high angle rope rescue" adding:

The paraglider, who was uninjured, was suspended 40’ up in between two trees. The complex rescue took approximately 90 minutes to complete with the subject being removed successfully.

Thankfully, the skydiving individual was safely removed from the tree without any reported injuries.

Where To Go Sky Diving in the Hudson Valley

If the story above didn't scare you away from jumping out of planes and you're looking for somewhere to skydive, there are a handful of locations in and around the Hudson Valley. But if we're being honest, there's only one truly in the Hudson Valley.

Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner is owned and operated by professional skydivers and has been assisting daredevils in their skydiving adventures for over 40 years. According to their website, the professionals at the ranch are a prestigious team of licensed skydiving instructors. On top of that, the website explains, the instructors hold the "highest rating" in the sport of Skydiving.

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If you're not comfortable skydiving out of planes, you can head inside for the rush of skydiving at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Paramus, NJ, and Yonkers, NY.

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