Man dies in Kansas skydiving accident


OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Franklin County authorities say a 54-year-old man has died in an apparent skydiving accident in eastern Kansas.

The sheriff’s office says the accident happened Saturday night in a field outside Ottawa, which is located about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

KCTV reports that the sheriff’s office, firefighters from Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison Fire Department and representatives from the skydiving company began searching for the skydiver when he didn’t land in the designated drop zone. His body was found about a mile away.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to join the investigation.