2 Women Injured in Skydiving Accident
June 20, 2022 10:06AM CDT
RACINE, WI (AP)–Authorities say two women suffered serious injuries while skydiving in Racine County.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office said a 28-year-old Racine woman and a 49-year-old Chicago woman were tandem skydiving Sunday afternoon.
Their parachute deployed but they lost control 20 or 30 feet from the ground and crashed.
Both women sustained life-threatening injuries and were airlifted to trauma centers.
In tandem skydiving a participant attached to an instructor leaps from a plane together.
They can reach speeds of around 120 mph as they approach the earth.