A Navy special warfare sailor, part of the U.S. Navy’s parachute team “Leap Frogs,” was injured during the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo in Minnesota on Saturday when a parachute stunt went awry. The sailor is reported to be in stable condition at a local hospital and expected to make a full recovery.
- The accident occurred during a stunt where two jumpers were attached at the feet to each other, separated mid-air and one of them hit the ground hard.
- The Navy has not disclosed the specifics of the sailor’s injuries nor his rank, citing privacy regulations.
- The mishap, which took place at about 2 p.m. local time, led to a temporary pause of the airshow, with the sailor being airlifted to a hospital.
- The “Leap Frogs” team is comprised of SEALs, special warfare combatant-craft crewmen, explosive ordnance disposal technicians and aircrew survival equipmentmen.
- Naval Special Warfare Command praised the immediate response of the event staff and emergency medical teams.