Ontario Man Dies in Perris Skydiving Accident

The skydiver was pronounced dead at the scene

A skydiver died Tuesday afternoon after suffering injuries from a hard landing at Perris Valley Airport.

Riverside County firefighters arrived on scene a little after 2 p.m., at which time paramedics began administering CPR, the Riverside County Fire Department reported. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

At 2:02 p.m., onlookers noticed the skydiver making his descent into the facility's drop zone. Though the parachute opened for him, he is believed to have come in at a bad angle, eventually slamming into the ground.

Late Tuesday, the man was identified as 32-year-old Michael Ungar, of Ontario.

This diving accident is the latest to occur in 2011 in the city of Perris, home to Perris Valley Skydiving, the only skydiving resort in California.

In May 2011, a skydiver’s parachute deflated, which led him to plunge 100 feet to the ground. Before that incident, three other experienced divers were killed and another was critically injured in Perris.

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