Man Killed in Skydiving Accident Identified

By Jason Kandel
|  Saturday, Dec 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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A 29-year-old man who died in a Southern California skydiving accident Friday has been identified.

Yuma, Arizona resident Jason Granger died just after noon, according to the coroner's report.

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Police in the city of Perris responded to reports of an air emergency at Perris Valley airport Friday and arrived to find the man who had been hurt in a parachuting accident, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital, where he died.

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The man's identity and further details on the accident have not been released.

After a rash of major accidents in 2011 and 2012, it has been a mostly quiet year for skydiving injuries in Perris, a national mecca for the sport about 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

A U.S. Marine died in an accident near the same airport in February.

A 62-year-old skydiver died in Lake Elsinore in May. He was part of a group of skydivers who were attempting a multiple-person maneuver when he became entangled in a parachute and was unable to free himself.

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