Skydivers injured, one seriously, after Lake Elsinore jump

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Two skydivers were injured and hospitalized, including one who was life-flighted, after a skydiving-related accident in Lake Elsinore Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5.


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Emergency personnel were dispatched to Skydive Elsinore in the 20000 block of Cereal Street around 1:10 p.m., after receiving the reports of two skydivers with traumatic injuries after a jump, according to Cal Fire-Riverside.

One of the victims, neither of whom have been identified, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital.

“The second victim suffered serious injuries” and was airlifted by a Reach Air Ambulance helicopter, said Cal Fire.

Both victim’s of Saturday’s accident were hospitalized with injuries described as moderate to severe. Nathan Wilking/RVC News photo

No updates regarding the full extent of the skydivers’ injuries or current medical conditions were provided.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and 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 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.