Tanya Pardazi: TikTok influencer, 21, dies during first solo skydive after she 'opened parachute too late'

Tanya Pardazi had geared up for her first solo dive after the completion of her ground training with Skydiving Toronto

Tanya Pardazi: TikTok influencer, 21, dies during first solo skydive after she 'opened parachute too late'
Tanya Pardazi posted a video on 22nd August where she could be seen talking about skydiving and Tetris. (Instagram/@ryestnya)
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INNISFIL, ONTARIO: A TikTok influencer and a beauty queen lost her life while attempting her first solo dive in Innisfil. According to reports, the social media enthusiast opened the parachute too late which led to her tragic death. She had geared up for her first solo dive after the completion of her training with a famous sky-diving school. Deemed one of the bravest girls by her loved ones, she was announced DOA.

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The 21-year-old TikTok Star completed her ground training with Skydive Toronto and was all hyped for her first solo dive with the possible hopes of sharing her fresh experience with a massive family of 100,000 followers. The adventure led to a tragic fate, as per the local reports. As per the diving school, the finalist for the 2017 Miss Canada pageant had "released a quickly-rotating main parachute at a low altitude without the time or altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate." Right after the incident, Tanya was rushed to the hospital where she was announced dead on arrival. Pardazi was a philosophy student at the University of Toronto and was known for being adventurous amongst her friends.

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Skydive Toronto issued an official statement saying, "The team at Skydive Toronto is currently working with the South Simcoe Police on their investigation." As her childhood friend, Melody Ozgoli told CTV News, "She really lived every second to the fullest." Another close friend of Pardazi, Kimia Sepanlou, told Toronto the news channel that Pardazi was "one of the bravest girls" she ever came across in her life. Apart from this, the TikTok Star also participated in the 2017 Miss Canada beauty pageant and went a long way in the competition. Pardazi posted a video on 22nd August where she could be seen talking about skydiving and Tetris. 

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Sepanlou added, “Whenever we saw her, we knew we were in for an adventure because she didn't like letting herself, or the people closest to her, get bored.” Her childhood friend, Melody Ozgoli told Barrie Today, "This is the biggest shock to us. It's very hard to process. It's been a couple of days, but we still don't even believe it." The skydiving company, Skydive Toronto says, “The team at Skydive Toronto Inc. has been profoundly affected by the accident as they have refined their student training program for over 50 years.” 

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As recently as July, a Ukrainian professional skydiver, Maxim Slobodian lost his life while diving in Switzerland. The 31-year-old diver jumped off the Sputnik launch site above Lake Walenstadt. However, he was soon seen colliding with some natural obstructions and fell 300 meters causing his death. According to his Instagram, he enjoyed a following of somewhere around 180k and had completed 8100 jumps. The police are actively investigating the case since this is the third incident in the past few months where a life was lost during skydiving.

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