2 Women Injured in Skydiving Accident

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.