2 from Fort Bragg-based Golden Knights still critical after jump accident

Cumberland County News

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP/WNCN) — Authorities say three U.S. Army soldiers with the Golden Knights parachute team were injured in a night training accident at Homestead Air Reserve Base south of Miami.

Base spokeswoman Donna Dixon told The Associated Press the accident happened early Tuesday while the soldiers were conducting a training exercise. 

News outlets in Miami reported the soldiers were parachuting at the time of the incident.

The Army Times reported the soldiers were with the U.S. Army Parachute team, which is based at Fort Bragg.

Dixon says the soldiers were taken by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami for treatment.

Two of the soldiers were in critical condition, while another was initially in serious condition, according to Kelli Bland, spokeswoman for the Golden Knights.

On Friday, Bland said that one soldier has been released from the hospital while the other two were still in critical condition. 

The Golden Knights train in Homestead every winter from mid-January to March.

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