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Fatal Skydiving Accident at Harvey Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 3, 2016 

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officeshari.ireton@snoco.org425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH , WA –  A skydiver died after his parachute collapsed into itself. The incident was reported around 6:30 PM. Nine people had been skydiving and did a standard "jump" from 13,000 feet.  The victim, a 28 year-old male, was reportedly practicing "advanced maneuvers." He attempted an "aggressive turn, when his parachute apparently collapsed into itself.  He landed hard and a nearby civilian attempted CPR. Medics arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Positive identification of the victim as well as cause and manner of death will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

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