One soldier remains in intensive care following Germany jump accident
GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — One soldier remained in intensive care Friday and 15 others were also still in the hospital with injuries suffered during a parachute drop into the Hohenfels Training Area on Wednesday, according to an official at the Joint Multinational Training Command.
JMTC spokeswoman Denver Makle did not elaborate on the injuries of any of the soldiers, who were admitted into a hospital in Regensburg, Germany, after the jump.
On Thursday, officials said 20 soldiers were hospitalized, five of them in the ICU.
Forty-seven of 998 paratroops suffered injuries during a mass tactical jump at Hohenfels, the kick-off to a monthlong training scenario for the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
Many of the injuries were minor, although the most serious involved spinal, head or pelvic injuries, officials at the garrison clinic reported.
The majority of the soldiers participating in the jump were with the 173rd Airborne BCT. A small Polish unit also participated.
Maj. Will Griffin, a public affairs officer for the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, which is part of JMTC, said the brigade and trainers will review the jump in an After Action Review (AAR), the typical procedure for reviewing any training and combat action.