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Injured Air Show performer has died

Posted by wlpo on 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. A medical examiner’s investigator says 32-year-old Corey Hood was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He didn’t have Hood’s current hometown.

The Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs parachute teams were performing what is known as a “bomb burst” Saturday when the collision occurred. During the stunt, parachutists fall with red smoke trailing from packs and then separate, creating a colorful visual in the sky.

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