Navy Parachutist Injured Performing at Duluth Airshow
Duluth, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Duluth Airshow was interrupted Saturday by a mishap involving a member of the US Navy Leap Frog parachute team.
A statement issued by the organizers of the popular annual aviation display says the paratrooper was injured while landing during the performance at the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo. He was airlifted from the scene to Essentia Health/St.Mary's Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.
“We are devastated that one of the performers was injured and our thoughts and prayers are with him, his team and his family,” said Ryan Kern Duluth Airshow President. “Our safety and leadership team has an incident plan in place, everyone reacted instantly, and we were able to render care immediately. “
The news release says the paratrooper is currently listed in stable condition. It was also announced that the Leap Frog team would not be participating in today's Airshow. The incident is under investigation.