Teen skydiver survives 3500 foot fall

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CHICKASHA, OK – Makenzie Wethington, 16, is recovering after a near-fatal skydiving accident in Oklahoma.

The Fort Worth teen went skydiving for the first time with her dad. A life-long dream, that quickly turned into a nightmare.

As she was falling somehow her parachute malfunctioned, causing her to crash to the ground.

She was airlifted to OU Medical Center and remains in ICU. Some of Makenzie’s injuries include: her vertebrae broken in half, along with her pelvic bone. Broken ribs, and teeth. And internal bleeding.

Doctors expect her to survive.

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