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Skydiver killed during Perris competition

February 18, 2012 |  6:05 pm

A 35-year-old man was killed Saturday morning while skydiving in Perris, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

The man was participating in a skydiving competition around 9 a.m. and was attempting a solo maneuver at the Perris Valley Skydiving center when he suddenly plunged to the ground. He was treated at the scene but died later at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

The county coroner is investigating, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Huskey. The man's name was being withheld until his relatives could be notified, Huskey said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact officials at (951) 210-1000 or PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

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