Skydivers land on submarine base near Ga. coast

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:16:18 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 14 2012 12:23:34 PM EDT
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay sign

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. -

The military is investigating after two skydivers missed an airport and landed on a high-security submarine base along Georgia's coast.

St. Marys Airport officials say they were told Sunday that the U.S. Navy had two skydivers in custody after they landed on the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

Cathy Kloess, who owns The Jumping Place, a skydiving business at the nearby St. Marys Airport, said that the skydivers landed on a baseball diamond on base.

Kloess said the Navy doesn't want skydivers landing on the base, but Navy officials were understanding after an "act of God" like the strong winds that blew the skydivers off-course.

Base security officers released the jumpers after verifying their identities. One of the men has 4,000 jumps to his credit.

Officials say it's at least the third time in three years that skydivers missed the airport.

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