The 55-year-old instructor, Mick, and his 27-year-old client, Brooklan Frkovic, aimed to land on the beach but were entangled in a pine tree, causing them to plunge into the sand.
“I have a screenshot in my mind of what it looked like to get out in the sand,” Mr Frkovic said.
The 55-year-old suffered a concussion while Frkovic sustained facial, chest and pelvic injuries.
Both were taken to hospital in stable condition.
It was Mr. Frkovic’s first time to parachute, a bucket list gift from his girlfriend for Christmas.
“The fact that Mick and I came out relatively okay, all things considered, is amazing,” Mr Frkovic said.
Frkovic said the accident happened very quickly.
“We hit like the ground, and I think we jumped.”
“I was pretty breathless, so I was just trying to roll myself into a position where I could catch my breath.”
After 24 hours, Frkovic is recovering well and hopes to be discharged from the hospital tonight.
“It’s a wild thing happening,” he said.
“It’s like having a car accident, you get back in the car. So I’ll see if I might make another one.”
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Skydive Australia is investigating the incident.