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Skydiving Fatalities : 2006 : North America : Failed to deploy either parachute

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2006-08-20
United States
Wisconsin
Tomahawk Field
No Pull
Demo
None
Yes
Male
42
378
20
Richard John Symonds
Jumper was going a demo into an airport and exited the airplane with out issues. He was seen in freefall falling fairly stable but did not pull prior to impact. For unknown reasons the jumper did not deploy either canopy even though later testing of the gear found no issues.

Post-mortem exam of the body found alcohol in the stomach indicating consumption very shortly before the jump.


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