Giuliana Rancic’s husband had a brush with death over the weekend, jumping out of an airplane just moments before two soldiers had a mid-air collision that ended in tragedy.
Bill Rancic, 44, attended the Chicago Air and Water show on Saturday, Aug. 15 and successfully parachuted out of a plane where his wife and son, Duke Rancic, were waiting.
He landed safely, but the two following parachutists were not so lucky, and they collided in mid-air. One jumper with the U.S. Navy Leap Frog team landed in front of the boathouse at North Avenue Beach and Sgt. Corey Hood with the U.S. Army Golden Knights was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after landing on a building following the collision.
Spectator Heather Mendenhall described seeing Hood after he collided in the air with the other jumper.
"His legs caught the tip of the roof, and then he fell over. It was horrible," she told the Chicago Tribune.
Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, 32, was a decorated soldier, logging more than 200 free fall jumps and 75 military static line jumps according to his Army biography stated.
Giuliana asked for prayers for the two men before it was announced that Hood had died. His family member wrote her page about his death.
“He was taken off of life support this morning. Thank you for all of your prayers,” they noted.