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Skydiving instructor saves student's life mid-fall

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JAMUL, Calif. -

A skydiving instructor in California is recovering in the hospital from several broken bones after she was injured during a fall near Skydive San Diego Sunday. 

According to Fox 5 San Diego, the instructor helped her student skydiver land safely after she lost control during a free fall. 

The General manager at Skydive San Diego told Fox 5 that the student was doing her first ever jump with two instructors when she started spinning. 

The closest instructor went in and got a hold of the student, deploying her parachute. 

The student landed safely in the drop zone, but the instructor deployed her parachute a little late and made a hard landing, breaking both of her legs. 

She was airlifted to Scripps Mercy Hospital where she is recovering. 

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