Woman in critical condition after skydiving accident in DeLand

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DELAND, Fla. - Authorities in Volusia County told Channel 9 a woman was critically injured in a skydiving accident in DeLand Friday morning.

The skydiving accident happened around 10:00 a.m. at the DeLand airport.

Officials said the skydiver experienced issues with her parachute and made a cut away near several trees, causing her to fall 30 to 40 feet to the ground.

According to fire rescue, the victim suffered a head injury and was taken to Halifax Hospital in critical condition. She has been identified as Aline Leao of Brazil, who officials said has 14 previous skydive jumps.