Monday, May 27, 2013

Victim identified in skydiving accident

One person is dead after a Sunday accident in Waynesville. 

The Warren County Sheriff’s office said there was one fatality after the late afternoon incident at the Holly Hills golf course. 

The Montgomery County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Clifford Schmucker, 58, of Lebanon.

He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Rick May, an investigator at the coroner’s office, said there apparently was a mid-air collision, but he did not have details and has not completed an autopsy. 

He said Schmucker’s emergency parachute opened after the collision. One other person was involved but there was no information on that person’s condition. 

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio —A skydiver has died after a midair accident during a weekend jump.

Wayne Township police said two skydivers collided in midair. After the collision, one person fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious.

A Warren County sheriff's deputy confirmed Monday morning that the skydiver had died. The victim's name was not released.

Warren County dispatchers received the first call about the accident at about 7:10 p.m. Sunday. They responded to the Waynesville Airport in the 4900 block of U.S. Route 42 in Wayne Township.

Police did not say whether the victim’s parachute was already deployed.

A medical helicopter transported the victim to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The accident happened a day after an 87-year-old great-grandfather successfully went skydiving at the same airport to raise money for his sick 11-month-old great-grandson.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A person died after a skydiving accident in Warren County.

Authorities report an accident occurred at approximately 7:08 p.m. Sunday evening near the Waynesville Airport in Wayne Township.

Emergency responders were called to 4966 U.S. 42 where a person was found in the Holly Hills Golf Club golf course after skydiving.

Warren County Sheriff’s officers have not released the original condition of the victim or identity, but confirmed a person was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio by medical helicopter where they were pronounced dead.

9 On Your Side will update this story when more information becomes available.

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