Parachutist Dies After Air Show Collision

A military parachutist has died after he struck a building during an air show display in Chicago.Corey Hood, 32, a member of the Army Golden Knights team, clipped a high-rise apartment and fell 10 storeys after he collided with a second parachutist during the stunt on Saturday.

He underwent a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain and was in a critical condition, according to local media reports.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Mr Hood died at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital just after 4pm on Sunday.

Another parachutist, a member of the Navy Leap Frogs who has not been named, suffered a broken leg in the mid-air collision, Golden Knights spokeswoman Donna Dixon told WMAQ-TV.

Video taken after the collision showed the Navy parachutist hobbling as he landed safely on the beach along Lake Michigan.

One witness told WLS-TV the Golden Knights parachutist almost looked “lifeless” as his chute carried him toward the lakefront apartment buildings.

“He hit the building at his calves and he flipped over and fell in between, hit another wall and then fell,” a second witness said.

Ms Dixon said the stunt the men were performing is called a “bomb burst”.

It entails the parachutists falling with red smoke trailing from packs and then separating to create a colourful visual in the sky.

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