Ft. Bragg parachutist dies after Chicago air show accident

Posted August 16, 2015

— The Cook County medical examiner's office says a U.S. Army parachutist injured in the Chicago Air & Water Show has died.

Investigator Mario Johnson says that 32-year-old Corey Hood, of Cincinnatti, Ohio. was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Hood was a parachutist for the U.S. Army Golden Knights team. During an air show Saturday, Hood collided with a member of the U.S. Navy's Leap Frog Team, who was also injured. Witnesses said at least one of the men clipped the top of a high-rise apartment. The other man was treated for a broken leg.

A spokeswoman for the parachute team, Donna Dixon, didn't return a message seeking comment Sunday.

Earlier, she told the Chicago Tribune ( ) the parachutist had surgery to relieve pressure in his brain caused by a head injury and was in critical condition Sunday.

According to his biography, Hood had been a member of the Army for 10 years and has been awarded two Bronze Stars and two Meritorious Service Awards.


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