Three U.S. Army soldiers were injured and rushed to the hospital early Tuesday after a night training accident at Homestead Air Reserve Base near Miami, officials said.
The soldiers, who were not identified, are a part of the Golden Knights – the Fort Bragg-based Army parachute team – and were conducting a HALO jump, base officials told WSVN-TV. The HALO jump requires soldiers to free fall from high altitudes before deploying a parachute.
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The soldiers were conducting a training mission, Donna Dixon, a base spokeswoman, told The Associated Press. She said the injured soldiers were “medevaced” to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami for treatment.
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Dixon said the conditions of the soldiers wouldn’t be released until their families were notified.
No further details of the incident were released.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.