RCMP investigate the sudden death of a parachuter

Vernon North Okanagan

2018-10-22 09:36 PDT

File # 2018-25083

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The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded over the weekend to the sudden death of a man, involved in parachuting incident.

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, just before 7:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to the area of 5100 block of Highway 97, Westwold BC, for a report of a sky diver who sustained fatal injuries as a result of a parachuting incident. The RCMP along with Emergency Health Services attended to the private property in Westwold, where a 34 year old, US resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident is on-going and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will continue to work with the BC Coroners Service.

No further information is available for release.

Released by

Cst. Kelly Brett

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402-30th Street, Vernon BC V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-761-7191

Email: kelly.brett@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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