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Marine who died in Perris skydiving accident identified

February 27, 2013 |  4:40 pm

A Camp Pendleton Marine who plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon during a parachuting training exercise in Perris was identified Wednesday as Caleb Medley, 26, of Burlington, Colo., according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.

Medley crash-landed in the 2000 block of Goetz Road on Tuesday afternoon, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The skydiver was among a group of Marines who were conducting training, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. He sustained traumatic injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

Sgt. Lisa McConnell said Tuesday that the Marines from Camp Pendleton were at the popular skydiving spot for a military training exercise.  The incident was reported about 3 p.m. as a "skydiver down," the department said in a statement.


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