Woman killed in skydiving accident in Gananoque; Alexandria man injured

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

GANANOQUE, Ont. – A woman from the Peterborough area is dead and a man from Alexandria is serious injured after a skydiving accident at the Gananoque airport.

Leeds County O.P.P. officers were called to Airport Road near Gananoque around 4:10 p.m. Saturday.

A 63-year-old woman from Ennismore, Ont. was pronounced dead at the scene. A 51-year-old man from Alexandria was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

Preliminary findings are pointing to a problem with a parachute – either it failed to deploy or didn’t deploy properly – which led to the woman’s death, according to the Kingstonist.

No names have been released.

The Transportation Safety Board and the O.P.P. are conducting a joint investigation.

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