US Skydiver lands dead instructor

February 11, 2009

accident

“A US soldier on his first skydive has landed safely despite the death of his instructor during the descent. Daniel Pharr steered himself and the instructor clear of a house and trees, touching down about 0.3 miles (0.5km) from the intended landing point. They had jumped from 13,500ft (4,100m) in Chester, South Carolina. Initial indications showed the instructor had suffered a heart attack after releasing the parachute, the Associated Press news agency reported. Mr Pharr, 25, said that once on the ground he had tried resuscitate the 49-year-old instructor, but to no avail.”

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7866251.stm

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