Skydiver hospitalized after striking phone line

ROCHELLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A skydiver was injured in Ogle County on Monday, authorities said.

The 30-year-old man, who the Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois, described as an "experienced, licensed jumper," came into contact with a phone line and landed on Route 251 South. The skydiving center said the jumper was injured but alert.

The man was transported by life flight to a hospital in Rockford out of an abundance of caution, authorities said. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

No further information was available.
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