Red Lion parachutist who was injured during Bishan test jump now safe & recuperating

A flag that was attached to the Red Lion parachutist got caught in the grass and caused a hard landing.

Fiona Tan | July 17, 2021, 10:20 PM

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The member of the Red Lions parachute team who was injured from a jump on July 15 is now safe and recuperating at the hospital.

What happened on July 15

In an earlier post on July 15, NDPeeps, the official page for Singapore's National Day Parade, reported that the Red Lion jumper encountered a hard landing while on a suitability assessment jump in Bishan.

Video from Bojio65/Facebook.

According to The Straits Times (ST), a flag that was attached to the Red Lion parachutist was caught in the grass just as he was about to land onto a field near Junction 8.

The Red Lion parachutist appeared motionless on the ground, and was attended to promptly, reported ST.

He had a neck brace attached and was subsequently carried off on a stretcher. The parachutist was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

According to ST, the accident occurred at around 2pm on July 15.

NDPeeps wrote that the parade's Executive Committee rendered assistance to the injured personnel, and the cause of the incident was being investigated.

Red lions resuming jumps

NDPeeps wrote that the Red Lions will be resuming their jumps next week and thanked the public for their well-wishes.

The Red Lions will conduct free-fall jumps over various heartland sites before National Day, on Aug. 7 and 8.

You can read the Facebook post here.

Top image from Yap Jiun Yi and Wai Yan TP/FB