LAKE ELSINORE: Skydiver injured after hitting wall while landing at Skydive Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE — A skydiver was injured when he crashed into a wall while landing in Lake Elsinore, yesterday afternoon. The accident happened at Skydive Elsinore on the 20500 block of Cereal Street.

Deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Station and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the popular skydive facility just before 4 p.m., after a 911 caller reported the accident.

When they arrived officials found the victim conscious and alert, but suffering from injuries described as moderate, according to Sheriff’s officials.

Officials did not specify the nature or full extent of the man’s injuries and are still working to determine how and why the victim struck the wall while coming in for a landing.


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.