Skydiving Accident: Two women suffered “terrible” injuries in a skydiving accident in Wisconsin

According to police, two women suffered “life-threatening” injuries in a skydiving accident in Wisconsin.


Authorities say two people were seriously injured while skydiving in Wisconsin on Sunday. Around 1:40 p.m., emergency responders were called to Skydive Midwest, a skydiving facility in the hamlet of Yorkville, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.


According to the sheriff’s office, a 28-year-old lady from Racine and a 49-year-old woman from Chicago were tandem skydiving. Their parachute opened, but they lost control and landed approximately 20 or 30 feet from the earth which lead to the skydiving accident.


According to the sheriff’s office, both ladies “received life-threatening injuries” and were evacuated to area trauma hospitals.


Eyewitnesses informed WDJT-TV that they frequently visit the area to see skydivers but have never witnessed anything like this.


“The wind snatched them, it took their parachute and flipped it over, and their bodies just came crashing down,” Dawn Osinski explained. “It was a thump as they hit the ground.”


“It was as if they had fallen out of the sky. Very frightening, “Deb Webster expressed her thoughts.


An instructor was killed in a skydiving accident outside the facility in 2014, according to the station.

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