09/14/2011 06:49 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:19 EST

Quebec skydiver dies after he fails to open parachute in time during jump

LEVIS, Que. - A skydiver has plunged to his death near Quebec City after his parachute failed to deploy properly.

The man in his 30s was apparently unable to open his parachute quickly enough to stop the plummeting descent.

People at the skydiving school where the tragedy happened were treated for shock.

It is not the first time an accident has happened at the school in Levis.

Another parachutist was killed in 2008 after he landed in power lines.