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'Swooping' banned after skydiver death in Perris

A skydiver died in an accident in Perris at the Perris Valley Airport and Parachuting Center on Tuesday afternoon.
December 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A risky skydiving maneuver known as "swooping" has been stopped at the Perris Valley Airport after a deadly accident.

Canadian skydiver Michael Ungar was reportedly trying to swoop on Tuesday when he crashed and died.

Swooping involves skydivers skimming the ground for hundreds of feet at more than 60 mph.

Perris Valley Skydiving told the Press-Enterprise that it has temporarily banned the move while investigating the accident.

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