Skydiving instructor died after midair collison

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A skydiving trainer has died after a midair collision in eastern San Diego county.

Sheriff’s Lt. Clayton Lisk said the man’s body was found in the Jamul area near Otay Lakes on Sunday afternoon following a search-and-rescue effort. Watch related video from CNN 3 days ago

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The owner of Skydive San Diego told reporters the victim was teaching a group to skydive and was practicing a maneuver called tracking when he collided with his jump partner’s knee or leg.

Buzz Fink said the victim’s parachute was never deployed.

The other jumper involved in the collision was not injured and was able to land in the drop zone.

Fink said the victim, who was in his 20s, was an experienced skydiver who had completed more than 1,000 jumps.

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