Woman, 63, dead after skydiving incident in eastern Ontario: police

The driver will appear in court on April 7. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

Provincial police say a woman has died after a skydiving incident in eastern Ontario.

Investigators say they were called to the scene of the incident near Gananoque, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.

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They say a 63-year-old woman from Ennismore, Ont., died at the scene.

Paramedics took a 51-year-old man from Alexandria, Ont., to hospital with serious injuries.

Police have not released their names.

The operator of Skydive Gananoque confirmed that the tragedy happened during a tandem skydive and that the woman who died was a customer. The man who was injured was an employee there and was strapped to her at the time of the incident.

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Provincial police say they’ll continue to investigate the incident and the Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

— With files from Jennifer Basa, Global News

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