Hamilton, Ontario,
06
June
2019
|
01:37
America/New_York

Male survives D-Day 75th Anniversary skydiving accident

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Hamilton Police Service responded to the Hamilton Airport at 9280 Airport Road, regarding a skydiver's parachute mishap.

A 44-year-old male, an experienced skydiver from Toronto, jumped at 2,000 feet during the D-Day Anniversary demonstration. Trouble began when his main chute appeared to get tangled. He deployed a secondary chute that didn't open effectively but slowed his fall at around 100 feet.

He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Transport Canada was notified of the incident.