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Skydiver dies near Chula Vista


Last updated 7/19/2020 at 5:39pm

CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A skydiver died today after experiencing a medical emergency during a jump from a plane near Otay Lakes Road, authorities said.

The skydiver's parachute opened and he drifted off course before landing, where a San Diego County Sheriff's helicopter located him at about 11 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Harry Muns of the Chula Vista Fire Department.

A San Diego County fire chopper lowered a firefighter to where the skydiver had landed, Muns said. He was then transported to Otay Lakes Road and paramedics began performing CPR.

At about 11:40 a.m., the skydiver was pron...

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