Sky­diver dies in an ac­ci­dent

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Ruben Vives

A sky­diver was killed Satur­day in an ac­ci­dent in Lake Elsi­nore, ac­cord­ing to the River­side County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment.

Deputies from the Lake Elsi­nore Sta­tion re­sponded about 2:20 p.m. to Sky­dive Elsi­nore at 20701 Ce­real St. af­ter an em­ployee called to re­port a sky­div­ing ac­ci­dent.

The em­ployee re­ported that a sky­diver was down, the depart­ment said in a state­ment.

The ar­riv­ing deputies found the vic­tim just north of Sky­lark Field Air­port and be­gan ad­min­is­ter­ing first aid. The sky­diver died at the scene.

It was not the first death at the sky­div­ing fa­cil­ity. In 2008, an off-duty River­side County sher­iff ’s deputy died in a parachut­ing ac­ci­dent.

In 2013, a 62-year-old sky­diver be­came en­tan­gled in his parachute and plum­meted into the backyard of a home.

The Sher­iff’s Depart­ment is con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the ac­ci­dent. The age or gen­der of the vic­tim was not re­leased.

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