The victim has been identified on social media as recording artist Jon James McMurray.
A man died in a parachuting incident in the North Okanagan over the weekend.
“On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, just before 7:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to the area of 5100 block of Highway 97, Westwold BC, for a report of a sky diver who sustained fatal injuries as a result of a parachuting incident,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
“The RCMP along with Emergency Health Services attended to the private property in Westwold, where a 34 year old U-S resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
Brett says the investigation into the incident is on-going and the RCMP are working with the BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board.
“No further information is available for release,” says Brett.
Media reports say the victim may have been wing walking when the plane lost control and he fell off the wing.
The plane was said to be fairly low to the ground at the time, and he did not have time to deploy his parachute, and he fell into a farming field.