A skydiver and mom of two have died in a freak skydiving accident, Oklahoma police and family members say.
Heather Glasgow, 44, was doing a solo skydive when she began spinning uncontrollably and was unable to recover, witnesses told police, according to a Facebook post by the Sallisaw Police Department. Her parachute was fully deployed, but she was unable to stop spinning before hitting the ground.
Glasgow was injured on the afternoon of Saturday February 18 during a parachute jump at Sallisaw City Airport, police said. She was taken to Northeastern Health System Sequoyah, where she died shortly after 8:00 pm
He had previously participated in a tandem skydive and attended two first-time jumping lessons at the Adventure Skydive Center, police said. The department is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office to determine what caused the crash.
Family members and friends shared tributes to Glasgow on social media.
“Heaven received another angel today,” Jason Glasgow, cousin of Heather Glasgow, posted on Facebook. “The world is a lesser place without her. She lived without fear and set an example to never give up and never stop dreaming.
“Pray for our family, especially his mother and sisters, and his two children,” Betty Glasgow Howse, aunt of Heather Glasgow, wrote in a post. “This was an incredible shock.”
Sallisaw is approximately 160 miles east of Oklahoma City.
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