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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Parachutes are no stranger to killing people so everyone that uses one must take into consideration their chance of getting killed. But it's never a good thing to hear that someone died in a parachuting accident. According to reports from KRMG, an Army Ranger was found dead on the ground with parachute cords wrapped around his neck after a routine training jump in southeast Georgia.


The fatal jump occurred Thursday afternoon as Rangers stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah conducted parachute drills at a training range on nearby Fort Stewart. "We're not sure what caused the parachute to do this," says an Army spokesman. "It's something we've never seen before." The soldier's name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

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The soldier's parachute appeared to deploy normally during the jump and nothing seemed amiss until he landed and wind filled the parachute's canopy—dragging him about 350 feet along the ground. By the time fellow Rangers reached the soldier, he was unconscious with parachute cords and canvas straps from the harness wrapped around his neck. Soldiers cut away the cords but were unable to revive him. Officials are trying to determine if the soldier became entangled in the air or after he hit the ground. Even wearing a helmet, says the spokesman, it's possible he was knocked unconscious after landing and got twisted in the cables as the parachute began to drag him.

I consider this guy a hero in his own right despite the fact that his death was so tragic. His death means that researchers are going to start investigating the safety of parachutes even more and commence in redesigning it to be safer. His death will be in vain if it doesn't help save the lives of thousands of other people. Whatever happens after this it doesn't change the fact that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.