- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - Franklin County authorities say a 54-year-old man has died in an apparent skydiving accident in eastern Kansas.

The sheriff’s office says the accident happened Saturday night in a field outside Ottawa, which is located about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

KCTV reports (https://bit.ly/1kuWICb ) that the sheriff’s office, firefighters from Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison Fire Department and representatives from the skydiving company began searching for the skydiver when he didn’t land in the designated drop zone. His body was found about a mile away.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to join the investigation.


Information from: KCTV-TV, https://www.kctv5.com

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