GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The man who was hurt in a skydiving accident in Hastings a week ago continues to recover.
Russell Webb, 40, was still in a Grand Rapids hospital Friday in fair condition.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, Webb was in radio contact with an instructor while descending when he started to circle and eventually spiraled out of control. His parachute opened, but Webb was knocked unconscious when he hit the ground at the Hastings City/Barry County Airport.
Webb was one of four people who had gone skydiving that day. His mother Mary Webb said the four were a group of Christian friends.
Web was the first to jump. When his friends learned he had been hurt, they began to pray, his mother said. She believes that is the reason he survived.
Mary Webb told 24 Hour News 8 on the phone that her son's pelvis was broken and his mouth is still sore.
She said doctors are calling it a miracle.
Webb's memory of the incident is still returning, his mother said. At first, he didn't even remember being on the plane. Now, he can remember making the "static line" jump from 4,000 feet, but nothing after that.
Webb, an attorney, lives in Lansing. His mother said she expects him to stay with her in South Haven to recuperate after being released from the hospital.
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