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1 Dead in Parachute Jump



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    A San Diego skydiver plunged to his death Wednesday after his parachute failed to open.

    The deadly jump happened around 10:20 a.m. at Skydive San Diego, located in the 13000 block of Otay Lakes Road in the Jamul area.

    Skydive San Diego owner Buzz Fink said the victim had brand new gear with primary and secondary chutes, plus an automatic open switch. Still, neither parachute deployed.

    The skydiver fell at a tremendous rate of speed into a field not 100 yards from the facility.

    The victim's identity has not been released, but Fink said he had 30 years of skydiving experience. He said the man jumped three times a month, doing eight or nine jumps each of those days.

    The Medical Examiner has not released the cause of death.

    Skydive San Diego was closed for the rest of the day.