Soldiers injured during paratrooping exercise

first_imgTwo soldiers, whose identities were not released to the media, are now hospitalized following an accident during a routine paratrooping exercise at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Based on reports received, the two soldiers, attached to the 31 Special Forces Squadron of the Guyana Defence Force, sustained injuries after their parachutes became entangled on Thursday at about 08:15h.The two soldiers were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they are listed as being in stable condition but are being evaluated to determine the seriousness of their injuries.The families of the two men were contacted, and an investigation has been launched into the accident.Questioned about the incident, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, told media operatives that it is normal for paratroopers to be injured during an exercise. He explained that in some cases there is a “may-west”, an occurrence where there is no air and the parachutes do not open as they should.The minister explained that paratrooping has always been an occupational hazard, especially when someone is in the military. Harmon reiterated: “These injuries do occur when they (paratroopers) exit a moving aircraft”.last_img read more


first_imgKildrum Tigers and Drumkeen United will join Fanad United and Letterkenny Rovers in the semi final of this seasons Donegal News League Cup after last nights last fixtures in Group A.Kildrum defeated Bonagee United by two goals to one to top the Group A. In the other game played, Derry City were beaten by Cockhill Celtic by 3 goals to 1. This result means that Drumkeen United progress to the semi final ahead of Derry City courtesy of a better goal difference. Drumkeen and Derry finished on 6 points apiece.In the Ulster Senior League Division One League Cup, Kildrum Tigers will play Swilly Rovers in the final after the completion of the group games on Tuesday night . Kildrum Tigers beat Drumkeen United 5-0. Tigers goals were scored by Kevin Doran, Kevin Browne, Glenn Bovaird and William Lynch scored twice. This final is set for Saturday 7th of July. RESULTS- Wednesday 20th JuneDonegal News League Cup Group AKildrum Tigers 2-1 Bonagee United Cockhill Celtic 3-1 Derry City ReservesTuesday 19th JuneUSL Division One League CupKildrum Tigers 5-0 Drumkeen UnitedFIXTURESSaturday, 23rd June 2.00pm DPD Ulster Senior League Division OneDrumkeen United v Bonagee UnitedSwilly Rovers v Kildrum Tigers4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Sunday, 24th June 2.00pmDerry City Reserves v Buncrana HeartsBonagee United v Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers v Cockhill CelticDrumkeen United v Fanad UnitedSOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LATEST was last modified: June 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more