Last weekend, Santa made a preseason appearance at the Tampa Bay Beach Bums Operation Santa Charity Volleyball Tournament to deliver a toy to a very lucky nine-year-old. He opted not to use a sleigh, instead skydiving into the beach but before that into a tree and a lightpole.
Another angle, from the Associated Press.
According to ABC Action News in Tampa, the Santa in question, Gerard Krokus, was “in good spirits” after the crash. He broke his leg when he hit the lightpole, but apparently managed to take some photos in his Santa suit before heading to the hospital. His friends set up a GoFundMe to defray medical expenses, and wrote that Krokus is expected to make a full recovery after breaking his tibia and fibula in “one of the worst breaks ever seen by medical personnel onsite.”
H/t to Joe