Red Lion Parachuter in Stable Condition After Hard Landing

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Red Lion Parachuter in Stable Condition After Hard Landing at National Day Parade

One of the members of the Red Lions parachute team suffered a hard landing yesterday, Aug. 9, during the National Day Parade (NDP) at the Marina Bay floating platform.

Third Warrant Officer (3WO) Jeffrey Heng was the last among the 10 parachutists to land. He skidded on the pavement and fell on the ground instead of landing on his feet around 6:10 PM. Medics rushed into the scene and carried him off on a stretcher.

Around 7 PM, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen informed the public that the 3WO’s condition is currently stable. “Many Singaporeans would have seen one of the Red Lions take a hard landing at NDP. 3WO Jeffrey Heng's condition is currently stable, alert and conscious, and he is receiving medical attention,” he said in a Facebook post.

The Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF) also posted on Facebook their wishes for the speedy recovery of Heng.

For those who weren’t online, an update was also announced by host Joakim Gomez during the parade.

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