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Three Soldiers Injured in Parachute Accident in Miami-Dade County, Florida


February 20, 2019

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story posted online by miamiherald.com, three soldiers with the U.S. Army were injured in a parachute accident in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Little information about the incident has been released to the public at this time, and the soldiers have not been identified.* 

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team were reportedly training or practicing under nighttime conditions at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, and an issue occurred during the soldiers’ freefall. It is not clear what happened during the freefall. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at the scene and called for a medical helicopter. Three soldiers were seriously injured, and all were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. All three are reportedly still hospitalized. 

One of the soldiers is in serious condition, and the other two are in critical condition, according to U.S. Army Recruiting Command Director of Public Affairs Kelli Brand. The soldiers have not been identified, and no further information about them has been released, as their families still need to be notified of the accident. 

U.S. Army spokesperson Staff Sgt. Robert Dodge said the accident will be investigated in full. He was not able to provide additional information about what occurred. Officials will release more information as it becomes available. 

The Golden Knights are based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but the team spends the winter in Florida. 

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Source:https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/homestead/article226135220.html

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