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Arizona man killed while skydiving in Perris

This image from Google Maps shows the location of Perris Valley Skydiving in Perris.
December 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A 29-year-old man from Arizona was killed after being involved in a parachuting accident in Perris.

Perris police officers responded to an air emergency at the Perris Valley airport at about 11:20 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival, fire officials and medical personnel tried to save the man, who was later pronounced dead at Menifee Valley Medical Center.

Saturday morning, the coroner's office identified the man as Jason Granger from Yuma, Ariz.

According to the Press-Enterprise, Granger was jumping by himself - not with the military. Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld , the general manager at Perris Valley Skydiving, told the newspaper that Granger was getting close to landing when he made a turn at low altitude. Such turns are prohibited below 300 feet because they increase a skydiver's speed. It's unclear what the Granger's altitude was, but it was apparently very low.

Brodsky-Chenfeld told the Press-Enterprise that there was no equipment failure, weather issues or collisions that caused the accident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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