Man dies in skydiving accident


Published: Friday, January 4, 2008 at 3:04 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2008 at 3:04 p.m.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Police and rescue officials are at the scene of a fatal skydiving accident in Zephyrhills.

Police say a man at Skydive City died after a jump Friday morning near the municipal airport. He has not been identified.

Witnesses told police the initial jump appeared normal, but that he might have been hit by the parachute or he got tangled in it.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. No other injuries have been reported.

A woman who answered the phone at Skydive City declined to comment.

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