July 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Updated: July 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Advanced skydiving student dies after ‘rough landing’ at Baldwin Airport


TORONTO – An advanced skydiving student has died Sunday following a hard landing near Georgina.

York Region Police confirm the victim is a man in his 40s who was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a “rough landing” during a solo jump at Baldwin Airport.

He later died of his injuries.

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Guidelines established by the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA)  state that skydivers must have first “accumulated 10 jumps and a minimum of 3 minutes of freefall with stable activation at the prescribed altitude on the last five jumps,” among other prerequisites.

Global News has learned that the man was a current student of the Parachute School of Toronto, which is located at the airport.

According to their website, the school is affiliated with the CSPA and has performed more than 210,000 jumps.

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