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Man, 54, killed in skydiving incident near Ottawa, Kansas

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OTTAWA, Kansas — 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 (http://bit.ly/1kuWICb ) 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.


Information from: KCTV-TV, http://www.kctv5.com

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