Say What?!: Red Devils Parachutist Rescued in Midair After Chute Fails to Open

Red-Devils-parachutist-rescued-in-midair-after-chute-fails-to-openLONDON, England – Two members of the Red Devils Freefall Display team were involved in what could have been a tragic accident at the Whitehaven Air Show Friday night.

Fortunately, after one member’s parachute became tangled, the other steered them both to safety.

Thousands of eyewitnesses at the event on the Cumbrian coast in northern England watched helplessly from the ground when the British Army parachutist flailed his legs after his first parachute seemed to have failed. He was too close to the ground to deploy his backup chute.

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