WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a 68-year-old man who died in a skydiving accident in Vermont was an experienced jumper.
State police said Joseph Crossley died Monday in West Addison after he jumped out of a plane and made a hard landing in a field.
Police tell WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/1NsRJy2 ) that the East Hardwick man was also an instructor with Vermont Skydiving Adventures, which operated the jump.
Crossley had been an avid skydiver for 49 years.
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Vermont Skydiving Adventure owner Ole Thomsen told WPTZ-TV that by the time Crossley landed, some type of medical condition occurred.
A preliminary investigation reveals that Crossley’s parachute at least partially opened on his jump. Results of his autopsy report are pending.
Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com