Watch: Parachutist comes crashing down before AFL game

A member of the Australian Army Red Beret's receives attention after landing heavily on the SCG. Photo / Getty
A member of the Australian Army Red Beret's receives attention after landing heavily on the SCG. Photo / Getty

An Army parachute display gone wrong has delayed an AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The parachutist was part of a special pre-game Anzac Day commemoration, with an estimated half a dozen Australian Army 'Red Beret' paratroopers descending on the ground.

All landed safely bar the paratrooper set to deliver the game ball, who went spiraling towards the ground, landing heavily.


The parachutist received 15 minutes of medical attention before being taken from the field on a medicab.


It was later reported that the parachutist suffered a suspected broken pelvis as a result of the incident.


The accident pushed the game's starting time back by ten minutes.

- NZ Herald

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