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Two skydivers collide in midair, fall to their deaths in Riverside County

March 31, 2011 |  7:38 pm

Sky Dive PerrisTwo skydivers collided in midair Thursday afternoon over Perris and plummeted about 200 feet to their deaths, fire officials said. 

When rescue personnel arrived at Perris Valley Skydiving, bystanders were providing CPR to the two victims, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

"The two patients were in traumatic full arrest," the department said in a statement.

They were pronounced dead at the scene at 4 p.m. The accident was under investigation.


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Photo: Perris Valley Skydiving. Credit: KTLA.