RACINE (AP) – Racine County sheriff’s officials have identified the people involved in a fatal skydiving accident.
Authorities say 44-year-old Fredrick Platt Jr., of Racine, died Sunday afternoon when his parachute became entangled with another skydiver’s canopy. The two missed their landing spot at Sylvania Airport in the Town of York.
Officials say Platt died at the scene. The second skydiver, 27-year-old Neil Kulman, sustained minor injuries after landing in some trees.
In another incident, a female skydiver was injured Sunday when she landed in a cornfield about a mile from her intended landing area at the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport in Jefferson County. She was taken by air to University Hospital in Madison.