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Skydiver dies near Beiseker

Sarah Chapman, Calgary Herald
Published: 2:52 pm

A British soldier died today while skydiving near Beiseker, northeast of Calgary.

STARS air ambulance flew out to the scene at Alberta Skydivers Ltd. just before noon today, but did not transport any patients. It appears the man landed in a wheat field.

RCMP reported the victim is a member of the British military, but said the activity was recreational in nature. The name of the victim was not released.

An autopsy is planned for Monday.

A man attends to a victim of a 2001 incident at the facility.

"There's been a lot going on behind closed doors but no on is saying anything," said John, who asked that his last name not be published. "We were meant to skydive today but it was cancelled."

RCMP are investigating. In June, a 20-year-old man was injured during a parachute jump at Alberta Skydivers as a result of a hard landing.

Friday's death is the sixth at the same skydiving site since 1989.

The drop zone at Beiseker airport was formerly known as the Skydive Ranch. However, Ian Flanagan bought the drop zone at the end of 2004 and renamed it


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