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Cleveland: Coast Guard rescues parachutist at Air Show

4:37 PM, Sep 1, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Coast Guard rescued a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, after he missed the landing zone and ended up in Cleveland Harbor Saturday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m., a member of the Golden Knights jumped out of a Navy C-130 over the Cleveland Harbor, to perform with other members of the team during the Cleveland National Air Show. 

Following his free fall performance, he ended up in the waters of Cleveland Harbor. The parachutist reported that when he opened his parachute, a gust of wind pushed him over the water, making him miss the landing zone by 200 yards.

A rescue boatcrew patrolling the harbor was able to pick him up and transport him to back to the smallboat station with no injuries reported.

The U.S. Army Parachute Team, nicknamed "The Golden Knights," is the U.S. Army's official aerial demonstration team.

The Team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, sports games and special events, connecting the Army with the American people.

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