Marine dies in skydiving accident
PERRIS, CA – Skyfall won big at the Oscars. Sadly, a real life sky fall ended in tragedy.
An active marine died in a skydiving accident during a training exercise. It happened at the Perris Valley Skydiving School, around 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
The marine was among a group of Camp Pendleton marines going through the exercise. Though officials are staying mum, witnesses say it looks like the marine’s parachute failed to open. A construction equipment auction house owner claims the marine crash-landed in his 10-acre storage yard.
Officials say they won’t release his name until his family has been notified.
According to the reports, there have been 15 deaths at Perris Valley Skydiving School since 2000. Sounds like this school needs to go back to class.
While we take a moment to honor this fallen marine, an investigation into his death has been launched.