A skydiver was severely injured Friday in a hard landing in a field next to Oceanside Municipal Airport.

The accident occurred shortly before noon, said Pete Lawrence, a battalion chief with the Oceanside Fire Department.

Medics took the victim, a man in his 30s, to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. His name was not released.

The cause of the accident was under investigation, Lawrence said.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.