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Poteau woman perishes following sky diving accident

Monday, February 20, 2023 - Officials with the Sallisaw Police Department have confirmed the identity of the person involved in a skydiving accident that took place on February 18, at Adventure Skydive in Sallisaw.

Emergency services were dispatched at approximately 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of sustained injuries from a solo skydive.

Emergency services arrived quickly and tended to 44-year-old Heather Glasgow of Poteau after the incident was reported. Glasgow was transported to Northeastern Health Systems' Sequoyah.

Glasgow was pronounced dead later that evening at approximately 8 p.m.

Glasgow struck the ground after an unknown issue arose during the skydive. Witnesses stated Glasgow’s parachute had fully deployed, but she was in a spin that she did not recover out of.

The Sallisaw Police Department is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of the incident.

Glasgow had previously conducted a tandem skydive as well as attended two First Time Jump classes. These jumps and courses were completed at the Sallisaw Adventure Skydive Center.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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