Police seeking new information after Ontario woman dies in skydiving accident
Police are renewing their appeal for information following the death of a Toronto-area woman who died in a skydiving accident in Innisfil, Ontario. last month.
According to the South Simcoe Police Department, 21-year-old Tania Pardazi Moghaddam of Richmond Hill died Aug. 27 after being seriously injured jumping from a plane in the area of 10 Sideroad and Line 4.
Skydive Toronto Inc. released a statement the Monday following the fatal accident, confirming the incident involved one of its students.
The company said in a statement last month that Pardazi Moghaddam “dropped a fast-spinning main parachute at low altitude without the time or altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate.”
Police said Pardazi Moghaddam was taken to a local hospital but died of her injuries.
Friends of Pardazi Moghaddam previously told CTV News Toronto that she died while completing her first solo diving course and it was the first time she jumped alone. According to the company, the course requires its students to complete a day of ground training before they can jump solo.
A childhood friend of Pardazi Moghaddam, Melody Ozgoli, remembers Pardazi Moghaddam for her adventurous spirit.
“Life was too boring for her and she was always trying to do something adventurous,” she said.
Kimia Sepanlou, another close friend of hers, said Pardazi Moghaddam was “one of the bravest girls”.
“Every time we saw her, we knew we were going to have an adventure because she didn’t like to be bored or her loved ones were bored,” she said. “Everyone who met her thought the world of her.”
Anyone with information or video footage of the accident is asked to contact Detective Const. Dan Raymond at 705-436-2141 ext. 1027 or [email protected] Anonymous information may also be submitted through Crime Stoppers.
The inquest into his death is ongoing in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, police said.
– With files from Sean Davidson of CTV News Toronto