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Marine in Perris skydiving accident identified

A Marine from Camp Pendleton died while skydiving in Perris on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

February 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in a skydiving accident in Perris has been identified as a Colorado resident.

The accident was reported at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 2000 Goetz Road near Perris Valley Airport. Caleb Medley from Burlington, Colo., was among a group of Marines taking part in a training exercise when his parachute apparently failed to deploy, and he plummeted into a storage yard.

The 26-year-old Marine was declared dead at the scene. His body was covered with an American flag as the scene was cordoned off.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report.