Wichita Man Killed In Skydiving Accident Identified

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OTTAWA, Kan. (AP)- Franklin County authorities have identified the man who died in an apparent skydiving accident in eastern Kansas as Brad Griffin, 54 of Wichita.

The sheriff's office says the accident happened Saturday night in a field outside Ottawa, which is located about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City.

Franklin County undersheriff Rick Geist says the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's name hasn't been released.

The Ottawa Herald reports the sheriff's office, firefighters from Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison Fire Department and representatives from the skydiving company began searching for the skydiver when he didn't land in the designated drop zone. His body was found about one mile from the drop zone.

Geist says the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to join the investigation.

Posted by: Lindsay Sax