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Man critically hurt in Perris Valley skydiving accident [Updated]

April 30, 2010 | 11:38 am

A man is in critical condition after a skydiving accident Friday morning in Perris.

Details are still sketchy, but officials said it occurred at the Perris Valley Sky Diving Center.

A spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department told the Press-Enterprise that the accident occurred after 9 a.m. Firefighters were called to the scene and administered CPR on the skydiver, the spokeswoman told the paper.

He was then taken to a local hospital.

The Perris Valley Sky Diving Center is one of several sky diving facilities in the Perris area of Riverside County. According to it website, the center offers skydiving training as well as facilities for experienced divers, along with indoor skydiving.

[Updated at 7:20 p.m.: Skydiver Mikhail Boldyrev, 38, died Friday afternoon at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. According to the Riverside County coroner, Boldyrev's parachute collapsed after colliding with another.]

--Shelby Grad

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