Human Interest Oklahoma Mom of Two Dead After Accident During First Solo Skydive Heather Glasgow died following her first solo skydive on Saturday after her parachute went into a spin and caused her to fall to the ground, according to local officials By Ingrid Vasquez Ingrid Vasquez Twitter Ingrid Vasquez is a Digital News Writer at PEOPLE. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. Before joining the team, she worked as an Editor at FanSided and provided work in the celebrity and lifestyle space for brands that include Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, EW, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 22, 2023 09:17 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: FaceBook A 44-year-old mother in Oklahoma is dead after a tragic skydiving accident. Heather Glasgow died following her first solo skydive on Saturday after her parachute went into a spin and caused her to fall to the ground, according to local officials. Social Media Influencer and Miss Canada Semi-Finalist Dies After Accident During First Solo Skydive The Sallisaw Police Department shared on their Facebook page that they are working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of the fall, which is currently described as "an unknown issue." Emergency services tended to Glasgow after the incident, according to the SPD; she was then transported to Northeastern Health Systems Sequoyah and later pronounced dead. A few days before the solo skydive, Glasgow spoke about taking "the plunge" on her Facebook page as she prepared to embark on her first instructor-aided jump. She later shared in the post's comments section that she rescheduled the session after feeling sick. FaceBook "Trying to push myself and jump that afternoon could have ended badly so I'm really glad that I listened to my body," wrote Glasgow. 65-Year-Old Experienced Skydiver Dies After Apparent Parachute Malfunction: 'Greatly Missed' Police officials added that she had previously attended two beginner classes at the Adventure Skydive Center in Sallisaw, where the incident occurred. Adventure Skydiving Center representative Paul Tucker said in a press release shared with NBC affiliate KFOR, "The early stages of her skydive were reported as normal, having had a routine parachute deployment without incident." "The parachute appeared to be fully functioning and operational as Glasgow executed the parachute maneuvers as instructed during her training. After a short time, witnesses observed her parachute beginning to turn without any corrective action," the statement added. "The management and staff of Adventure Skydive Center are in shock by this accident, and we express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Heather. We had come to know her as an eager and energetic, well-liked person. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and mourn her passing," said Tucker. Adventure Skydiving Center did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. Per KFOR, Adventure Skydive Center personnel are cooperating with local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration to determine the cause of the accident. RELATED VIDEO: Mother Dead, 5-Year-Old Son in Critical Condition After Falling 90 Feet into Niagara Gorge Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Her cousin Valori Slaughter told the news outlet, "She had just been going through some things and she was like, 'No, I need to do something for me.' She needed to feel alive and be alive." Glasgow leaves behind two children, KFOR reported. Slaughter added: "It just felt like her whole life was hardship after hardship after hardship, and she just didn't have quit in her like she was determined. She wasn't just determined to survive. She was determined to survive with a smile on her face." According to KFOR, the United States Parachute Association said an incident like Glasgow's is very rare.