A veteran parachutist who bounced off the floor in front is thousands of horrified spectators is said to be in a stable condition.
Third Warrant Officer Jeffrey Heng, one of the members of the Red Lions parachute team, was bringing up the rear of a landing party at celebrations for Singapore's 57th birthday, when he misjudged his landing and had to be stretchered off in front of thousands of onlookers.
The incident occurred today at the 2022 National Day Parade at The Float at Marina Bay, Singapore, when the experienced parachutist, of 1,150 jumps, was attempting to land on his legs and instead bounced off the hard surface and ended up in a heap on the ground.
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Footage of the incident quickly cuts to the crowd, some shocked and some filming the incident, while people immediately rushed to his aid.
The cameras eventually cut back to the rest of the Red Lions waving to the crowds, while Heng remained on the ground just to their left being tended to by a team of medics.
Eventually the medics can be seen strapping Heng to a stretcher before he is wheeled away.
In a statement released about an hour after the incident, Defence Minster Ng Eng Hen said that Heng's condition is currently stable.
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He added that Heng is alert and conscious, and that he is receiving medical attention.
This is not the first time a Red Lions parachutist had suffered a rough landing during a free-fall jump.
In July 2021, another member of the team landed heavily, and had to be stretchered off, during a jump in Bishan.
The parachutist had a flag attached to him that got caught in the grass as he was about to land.
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