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Skydiver died after releasing parachute at low altitude: School

Toronto woman, 21, died Saturday following incident at Skydive Toronto in Innisfil
Skydive Toronto in Innisfil

The investigation is ongoing after a 21-year-old Toronto woman died in a skydiving incident in Innisfil on Saturday. 

Emergency crews responded to the scene around 5:40 p.m., Aug. 27. 

The woman was critically injured after jumping from a plane operating out of Skydive Toronto at 4th Line and 10th Sideroad in Innisfil. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  

According to a statement from Skydive Toronto, the skydiver had released a quickly rotating parachute at a low altitude without the time/altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate. 

"The jumper was a welcomed recent addition to the skydiving community and will be missed amongst the student's new friends and fellow jumpers of Skydive Toronto Inc.," the statement says. "The team at Skydive Toronto Inc. has been profoundly affected by this accident as they have refined their student training program for over 50 years."

Police are investigating the fatality in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Further details will be released as the information becomes available. 

Natasha Philpott

About the Author: Natasha Philpott

Natasha is the Editor for BradfordToday and InnisfilToday. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats.
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