Parachutist Rescued at Cleveland Air Show
(Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announced it rescued a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team who missed his landing and ended up in the Cleveland Harbor on Saturday morning.
The stunt was performed by the Golden Knights, whose members jumped out of a Navy C-130 at 10:30 a.m.
The parachutist, whose name was not released in accordance with Coast Guard policy, said a gust of wind swept him over the water, causing him to miss his mark by 200 yards.
The Coast Guard told Fox 8 News the soldier was only in the water for three minutes and that he was carrying a flag.
No injuries were reported.
“The rescue boat crew was glad to help out our brother-in-arms,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Larry Odell, officer-of-the-day at Station Cleveland Harbor.
“Hope he enjoyed the boat ride,” Odell joked.
The Golden Knights team travels around the country and performs at air shows to connect the Army with Americans.
It is the Army’s official aerial demonstration team.