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Skydiver crashes north of Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2014

When it comes to something like skydiving, even experienced jumpers put themselves at risk of getting hurt. 59-year-old Curtis Kmiecek of Lockport is an experienced skydiver but something went wrong Monday afternoon, causing him to land in a tree north of Ottawa near Route 71.

Kmiecek was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where he was in critical condition. When Marseilles paramedics arrived to the scene, other skydivers had gotten Kmiecek out of the tree. He was unconscious. The investigation into what happened continues.

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