CHICAGO (CBS) — A skydiver is dead after his parachute failed to deploy.
CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports the accident happened in Ottawa, Illinois, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago, just before 5 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Crash On Dan Ryan Expressway At 63rd Street; All Lanes Shut Down
According to the Lasalle County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Skydive Chicago located in Ottawa in reference to a skydive accident.READ MORE: Company Survived The Pandemic, But Now Folding The Tent Due To Lack Of Workers
According to officials, a 68-year-old man hit the ground after his parachute did not deploy. He was found deceased in a field adjacent to Skydive Chicago.
Bystanders stated he did not have a pulse and was not breathing.MORE NEWS: 2 Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Rockton's Chemtool Plant
The incident is under investigation by the Lasalle County Sheriff’s Office and Lasalle County Coroner.