July 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Updated: July 21, 2019 4:06 pm

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

An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

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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.

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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