A paratrooper crashed in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground in a pre-game ANZAC observance service on Saturday afternoon.
The army parachutist -- from the Royal Australian Navy's Red Berets -- was reportedly part of a squad of jumpers set to deliver the game ball during Anzac Day commemorations prior to the Sydney Swans and West Eagles match.
He landed heavily and “hit the turf at serious speed”.
Not great scenes at the SCG, horrible landing pic.twitter.com/QuCqjrkpcc— Adam Curley (@AdamCurleyMedia) April 23, 2016
Stretcher cart is out... shoot was open but no doubt that landing wasn't planned, hit the turf at serious speed— Adam Curley (@AdamCurleyMedia) April 23, 2016
The clash was delayed by ten minutes as the parachutist was lifted on to a stretcher and taken to an ambulance.
1:55 is the new start time for #AFLSwansEagles following the sky diving crash. Let’s hope he’s okay.— AFL (@AFL) April 23, 2016
He is expected to make a full recovery.
More to come.