Coast Guard rescues member of Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team
CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Coast Guard announced it rescued a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team who missed his landing and ended up in Cleveland Harbor on Saturday morning.
The Golden Knights jumped out of a Navy C-130 at 10:30 a.m.
The parachutist, whose name was not released in accordance with Coast Guard policy, said a gust of wind swept him over the water, causing him to miss his mark by 200 yards.
The Coast Guard told Fox 8 News the soldier was only in the water for three minutes and that he was carrying a flag.
No injuries were reported.
“The rescue boat crew was glad to help out our brother-in-arms,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Larry Odell, officer-of-the-day at Station Cleveland Harbor.
“Hope he enjoyed the boat ride,” Odell joked.