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A pair of skydivers who struck one another in midair were both injured over the weekend in an incident on Marquette Road, according to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd.

No official report was made on the Nov. 11 incident involving the skydivers, but police and emergency officials responded quickly after calls were received by Polk County 911 about their accident.

An official reported that Kory Fisher and Merrell Trisch were both airlifted out in critical condition after they landed in a tree after their collision during their flight downward.

Dodd said based on information from officers at the scene, it appears the pair hit one another while involved in a specially-chartered skydive for an event and were injured in the impact with the tree.

"They were both found hanging in a tree about 10 feet up," Dodd said.

He said firefighters and EMS personnel were called to the scene, and both were transported for emergency treatment outside of Polk County.

Fisher and Trisch were both transported to the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta for treatment, officials reported.