Two women injured in life-threatening Wisconsin skydiving crash

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Two women received life-threatening injuries after a fatal crash while skydiving in Wisconsin. 

A 28-year-old woman from Racine and a 49-year-old woman from Chicago had been tandem skydiving at Skydive Midwest Skydiving Center in Yorkville, 27 miles south of Milwaukee. 

According to the Racine Country Sheriff’s Office, their parachute was successfully deployed during descent. However, they lost control around 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed. 

Authorities reported that the two suffered life-threatening injuries and were airlifted to local trauma centers. 

According to two witnesses, the women appeared to get caught in the wind as they descended.