Parachutist injured in Snohomish County, Wash.

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SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- A Snohomish County fire official says a man in his 40s has been seriously injured during a parachuting accident in Snohomish, Wash.

Battalion Chief Craig Heike with the county's Fire District 4 tells The Daily Herald that something went wrong with the man's chute Thursday afternoon and his reserve chute was tangled.

Heike says bystanders who saw the man fall rushed over and helped fire crews provide aid.

The unidentified man was taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com