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Parachutist undergoes surgery after Chicago air show injury

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CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a U.S. Army parachute team says one of two parachutists injured during the Chicago Air & Water Show remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Donna Dixon is a spokeswoman for the Army Golden Knights parachute team. She tells the Chicago Tribune that one parachutist -- a man in his late 20s -- had surgery to relieve pressure in his brain caused by a head injury.

She says he was still critical condition Sunday. The man's name hasn't been released.

Authorities say the two collided while performing a stunt Saturday. Witnesses said at least one of the men clipped the top of a high-rise apartment building in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

The other man, a member of the Navy Leap Frogs, was treated for a broken leg.

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