Woman dies after possible parachute issues while skydiving in Hendry County


On Saturday, a woman from New Jersey died after reportedly having issues with her parachute while skydiving in Hendry County.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to the Airglades Airport on Airglades Boulevard for a report of a skydiver who had issues with a parachute. When the deputy arrived on the scene, they found the victim dead within the airport’s grounds.

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 65-year-old Susan Sweetman of New Jersey. Deputies say the owner of the skydiving company told them Sweetman had an issue with her parachute and hit the ground hard.

The Sheriff’s office says the woman’s death is still under investigation and has not released any further details.

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