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Skydiving Fatalities : 2004 : North America : Hard landing while making a low turn

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2004-05-03
United States
California
Perris Valley Skydiving
Landing
Low Turn
Solo
Crossfire 119
Male
617
Perry Mumm
A canadian jumper initiated a front riser turn extremely low to the ground. He impacted at the same time as his canopy, rebounded and impacted again 20-30 feet away. He had been wearing a video-camera helmet but it was torn away during the first impact and was found separately. Medical help reached him within about 45 seconds and stabilized him. He had two broken femurs (one open) and serious facial/cranial injuries. He was life-flighted out. He died in hospital from his head injuries.


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