A paratrooper from the Australian Army Parachute Display Team – the Red Berets – suffered leg and pelvic injuries and briefly lost consciousness when he made a hard landing during an aerial display at an Australian rules football match at Sydney's Cricket Ground on 23 April.
The match between the Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles, held as part of Anzac Day commemorations, was delayed by 10 minutes while paramedics treated the man on the field, according to ABC. He was transported to St Vincent's Hospital for evaluation.
Video footage taken from the stands showed the trooper coming in at a sharp angle on his final run and hitting the ground hard, before being attended to teammates who had landed earlier. The parachutist was lifted onto a stretcher and then onto a
He was lifted onto a stretcher and then onto a medi-cab in a neck brace, before being taken to an ambulance.
The Australian Army's website describes the Red Berets as "qualified military freefall paratroopers" who demonstrate how paratroopers exit "from the aircraft, developing a team formation and landing together with pin-point accuracy with flags flying and smoke billowing". The troop aims to show the "military skill and discipline required to operate as a team in a high risk environment".