Soldier rescued after parachute gets caught in power lines

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A U.S. Army soldier parachuting in Florida was blown off course and got tangled in some power lines, military officials said.
Carlos Esparza, 33, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was rescued Monday morning about a quarter-mile from the drop zone at the DeLand Municipal Airport, officials said.
Sgt. Maj. Tom Clementson said Esparza is very experienced at free fall and high-altitude jumps. He said Esparza and 19 others from a unit attached to the 18th Airborne Corps were training in DeLand.

Emergency workers reported that Esparza was dangling about 20 feet off the ground. Duke Energy workers had to cut the power so DeLand firefighters could bring Esparza down safely.
Clementson said the jump remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.