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Ottawa firefighter dies after skydiving accident at Arnprior airport

By The Canadian Press   

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July 28, 2022, Arnprior, Ont. – Ottawa Fire Services has confirmed a firefighter has died while skydiving at the Arnprior airport.

OPP say officers from the Renfrew detachment responded to a skydiving accident at the airport west of Ottawa around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a 45-year-old from Fitzroy Harbour, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire Chief Paul Hutt identified the victim as Jeffrey Dean, a husband and father of two children.

Hutt says Dean joined the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in 2010 before moving to full-time in 2012.

Police say they are investigating.

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