Skydiver injured after mid-air collision on Long Island expected to survive

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Two skydivers sustained injuries, 1 seriously, when they collided mid-air in Calverton. (Grant Parpan )

Family and the skydiving community on Long Island are rallying around one of their own.

Patricia Baronowski is in serious condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.

She was in free fall over Calverton on Saturday when she collided with another skydiver.

Baronowski, 46, was knocked out and landed in a tree after her reserve parachute deployed.

Doctors say she's lucky to be alive.

Baronowski suffered head and spine injuries that required surgery.

Remarkably, doctors say they expect her to make a full recovery.

The other skydiver that she collided with Kevin Arcamona, 29, suffered a leg injury and has been released from the hospital.
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