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Maneuver likely killed Canadian skydiver in US

Maneuver likely killed Canadian skydiver in US

Authorities say a dramatic sport parachuting high-speed landing maneuver apparently caused the death of an experienced Canadian skydiver at a Southern California drop zone.
Thirty-two-year-old Michael Ungar, of Ontario, died Tuesday afternoon at Perris Valley Skydiving after landing hard at the Riverside County sport parachuting base about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.
His hometown was not immediately available.
Witnesses told Perris police and reporters that Unger's parachute was open as he made the difficult swooping maneuver and landed hard in a shallow pond.
Swooping involves a high-speed dive to skim over the ground before landing. Parachutists are often traveling 40 mph (64 kph) vertically and up to 60 mph (97 kph) horizontally just before touching down on the ground.
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Updated : 2021-04-21 16:37 GMT+08:00