Army parachutist taken to hospital after ‘hard landing’ at Homestead Air Reserve Base

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A U.S. Army parachutist was sent to a nearby trauma center after suffering a “hard landing” at Homestead Air Reserve Base Monday morning, according to officials.

The soldier, part of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, was taking part in a routine jump at around 10:10 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the team.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, medics took the parachutist to Jackson South Medical Center’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Authorities haven’t elaborated on his or her condition.

This is a developing story. Stay with Local 10 News and for updates.

About the Author:

Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.