Nice Catch, Lord


The first-ever skydive by Mackenzie Wethington, 16, in Chickasha, Okla., in January was a catastrophe — a tangled parachute that opened "halfway" with the girl unable to reach the emergency chute. She fell into a spiraling free fall from 3,500 feet and landed with a thud, but somehow survived. Mackenzie had shattered vertebrae, a split-in-half pelvic bone, two broken ribs, tooth loss and various internal injuries. Said her sister Meagan, to incredulous doctors and nurses, "She, obviously, she hit the ground, but she did not hit the ground. God's hand caught her."

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