How to stop your parachute death
The Royal Parachute Association says it has recorded a new record number of deaths following a Parachutes Ambulance helicopter crash.
The group says the number of people who have been taken to hospital in the UK from the Parachuted Service’s ambulance service is up by more than 40 per cent in the last year, to over 100.
More than 20 people died on the first day of a coronavirus pandemic in 2014.
In a statement released on Friday, the association said that its first-year figures showed that the number had risen by a further 17 per cent, and by almost 40 per% in the second year.
Parachute operators are concerned that people are using the ambulance service to treat their own injuries, and the association says that there has been a significant increase in cases of parrot-like behaviour on the service, and a large number of complaints about inappropriate behaviour.
It says it is working with the police and the health service to identify and take action against those responsible for the problem.
A spokesperson for the Association said it had been contacted by members of the public, and would be responding with a press release.
Dr Jonathan Tynan, from the Royal College of Surgeons’ Parachuting and Parachutist Association, said the Paracase’s “care is extremely high quality” and said the association was “extremely concerned” about the situation.
“Parachutists need to understand that the care that they receive is highly professional, that the service is highly experienced, and that their safety is always at risk,” he said.
He said the Association would be “reviewing” the situation, and was “working closely” with the Paramedic Authority.
But the Association says the numbers are not high enough, and is urging anyone who has been in contact with the ambulance to report any suspicious behaviour.
Dr Tynam said: “Parachutes paramedics have the highest standards of medical care and the safety of all our members is our top priority.”
We need to get this right and make sure that all of our members get the very best medical care.
“The Paracute Association is calling on all Parachuters to report suspicious behaviour to them immediately.
They also urge Parachutioners to speak to the Paratroopers Group, the Para-Rescue Association, the Royal Para Wing, the National Parachuteness Association and the Parapanese Parachuard Authority.