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UPDATE: OPP investigate death of Petawawa woman after parachuting accident

By Pembroke Daily Observer

PETAWAWA – Police are investigating the death of a Petawawa woman after a skydiving mishap Sunday night.

At approximately 6 p.m. Aug. 27 officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded a call regarding a recreational parachutist who was seriously injured.

The 29-year-old female, who was conducting a solo jump at the time, had an issue with her parachute and landed in a field off Black Bay Road near the Pembroke and Area Airport. She was transported to the hospital by the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service and died a short time later.

The woman has been identified as Betiana Namambwe Mubili of Petawawa.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified of this incident and the OPP is continuing to investigate.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).