Two women are critically injured during skydiving accident

Two women are critically injured in skydiving accident after they lost control and crashed to the ground from 30 feet in the air: ‘When they landed we just heard a thud’

Two women were critically injured during a skydiving accident in Yorkville, Wisconsin. 

Racine County Sheriff’s Office said the victims were a 28-year-old woman from Racine and a 49-year-old woman from Chicago. 

The women were tandem skydiving at the Skydive Midwest facility in Yorkville when the tragedy took place. 

Authorities said their parachute was deployed, but they lost control approximately 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed. 

Both sustained life-threatening injuries and were airlifted to trauma centers in the area. 

The shocking accident was captured in a neighbor doorbell-cam video, obtained by local news station WDJT-TV.

A 28-year-old woman from Racine and a 49-year-old woman from Chicago were critically injured in a skydiving incident

Authorities said their parachute was deployed

However, the women lost control approximately 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed

Authorities said their parachute was deployed, but they lost control approximately 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed

Around 1.43 p.m. on Sunday, units from Grove-Yorkville, South Shore, and Racine responded to the site of the crash. 

Two women who witnessed the horrific accident told WDJT-TV they heard the  victim’s bodies fall to the ground. 

‘The wind took them, it took the parachute and turned it over, and their bodies just came down,’ Dawn Osinski told the outlet. ‘When they hit the ground, it was a thud.’

The women were tandem skydiving at the Skydive Midwest facility in Yorkville when the tragedy took place

The women were tandem skydiving at the Skydive Midwest facility in Yorkville when the tragedy took place

Around 1.43 p.m. on Sunday, units from Grove-Yorkville, South Shore, and Racine responded to the site of the crash

Around 1.43 p.m. on Sunday, units from Grove-Yorkville, South Shore, and Racine responded to the site of the crash

‘When they came down, it was straight from the sky. Very scary,’ Deb Webster also told WDJT-TV.

Co-owner of Skydive Midwest Megan George told The Journal Times that the cause of the accident is being investigated by authorities. 

In tandem skydiving an inexperienced skydiver is attached to an instructor and they leap from a plane together. 

They can reach speeds of at least 120 mph as they approach the earth, according to Skydive Midwest’s website.

‘We cannot speculate anything at this time since the investigation is still ongoing,’ George said.  ‘We cannot say anything further.’  

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