Deputies said the victim is believed to have been an experienced sky diving instructor with more than 700 civilian jumps.
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office says it's investigating after a Rochester man died in a sky diving accident in the town of Barre.
Deputies say that a call came in shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening of a man who was reportedly down in a field located off of Pask Road, and first responders went to the area. The 30-year-old victim was reportedly found in an open field south of Pask Road and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to deputies, they say that the victim is believed to have been an experienced sky diving instructor with more than 700 civilian jumps. They say that according to witnesses, he and another individual reportedly left the Pine Hill Airport and at approximately 7:00 p.m. made what is known as a "Sport Jump." They believe that both individuals were members of the WNY Sky Diving Club. The second person who took part in the sky diving reportedly landed and could not find the victim. This individual allegedly started looking for him, while the jump plane left Pine Hill Airport to help.
Deputies say the cause of this incident remains unknown, and the victim’s identity is not being given until family members are notified.