Skydiver loses her life at Gimli

June 6, 2022, 3:55 pm


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An experienced skydiver has lost her life in an accident at Gimili. While her parachute appeared to ope at the right altitude, she went into a spin and hit the ground.

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, at approximately 7:25 pm, Gimli RCMP received a report that there had been a parachuting incident at the Gimli Industrial Park.

When officers arrived on scene, a 53-year-old woman from Winnipeg was unresponsive on the ground receiving medical attention from civilians on scene.

An RCMP officer immediately began to assist.

Within minutes, Emergency Medical Services was on scene and took over care of the woman.

She was pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial investigation has determined that the female was a very experienced skydiver who was wearing all the appropriate safety gear.

When she jumped from the plane, her parachute appeared to open at the proper altitude, but she entered into a spin and collided with the ground.

There were no issues with the aircraft, and three other people were in the plane at the time of the jump.

The investigation continues.


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