Fatal Skydiving Accident: Victim's Identity Revealed
Maxime Bernatchez has published many photos and videos of him in action on his Facebook page.
We now know the identity of the man who died in Victoriaville, Saturday noon, after a parachute accident on the road to the Airport. This is Maxime Bernatchez, 39, from Laval.
While jumping alone, he reportedly had difficulty landing before hitting a pole. He was in critical condition after the impact and was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
On her Facebook page, the mother by Maxime Bernatchez, Micheline Charron Bernatchez, points out that her son died practicing his favorite sport, he who had, it seems, more than 2000 parachute jumps to his credit.
The André-Fortin regional airport in Victoriaville lends its land to paratroopers.
An investigation is underway to clarify the circumstances of the accident.