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Parachutist disrupts non-league encounter

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A non-league match in England was stopped during the second half on Saturday when a man made his way onto the pitch - via parachute.

During the second half of Salisbury City's clash with Chester, the referee was forced to stop the match when a skydiver was forced to land on the pitch.

Low cloud had forced the male, who had been taking part in a charity skydive, to land unexpectedly and the pitch at the Raymond McEnhill stadium provided the landing spot.

Former Premier League defender Danny Higginbotham was playing for Chester at the time and took to his Twitter account after the game to say: "The most bizarre thing I have ever seen on a football pitch happened today. Half way through the second half out of no where a parachutist landed on the pitch. No idea where he was supposed to land but he hit the ground hard."

Despite seeing there game interrupted, the crowd of roughly 900 are said to have let out a big cheer as the man, who has yet to be identified, completed his emergency landing.

One of those 900, Joel Holt, was shocked at what he saw and said the event was: "not something you see every day."

The mystery diver offered out a number of high-fives to the stunned crowd before being escorted out of the stadium and questioned by police although no charge was made.

In a weekend where the diving debate was again bought to the fray, this effort really takes the biscuit, but can you think of anyone who could compete? 

Watch footage of the incident above.

Thanks to the Daily Mirror for providing the video.

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