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San Jose skydiver dies after falling out of harness
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2013 | Woodland Daily Democrat

Posted on 08/26/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A skydiver has died after he fell out of his parachute harness during a jump at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis.

Yolo County sheriff's Sgt. Hector Bautista says the 23-year-old man made the jump in Davis over the Yolo County Airport at about 6 p.m. Saturday. He died at a hospital.

His name hasn't been released but Bautista says he was an experienced skydiver who lived in San Jose.

Yolo County officials said they were sent to the scene around 6 p.m. Deputies located the body of the deceased skydiver about 1 mile southeast of the SkyDance drop zone. His canopy and harness was also located 1 mile northeast of the drop zone.

"At this point in the investigation, it is unknown how the victim became detached from his skydiving gear," according to Sheriff's Department spokesman Mark Persons. "Friends and fellow skydivers stated that victim was an experienced skydiver with more than 600 jumps.

The accident is still under investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: parachute; skydiver
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1 posted on 08/26/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SkyDancer

SkyDance?


2 posted on 08/26/2013 4:18:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He was inexperienced at parachuteless landings.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 4:19:08 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Slings and Arrows

Black humor: this happened in Yolo County.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 4:19:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Suicide as a cause makes the most sense. You aren’t about to fall out of a strapped on rig.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: CMB_polarization

I’m sure he said more than shoot.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I caught that, too.

/johnny

7 posted on 08/26/2013 4:22:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Yo to lo in Yolo County ....cause of death ....impact. No dead cat bounce this time....sad.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: gorush

That’s a heck of a way to off yourself. No mind changing there.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 4:22:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oops . . .


10 posted on 08/26/2013 4:23:23 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: nickcarraway

You don’t need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 4:23:43 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Textide

What if you strapped to a cat?


12 posted on 08/26/2013 4:24:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
23 years old and 600 'jumps'?
The guy certainly liked his sky-diving (at least the first 599 of them).
13 posted on 08/26/2013 4:24:51 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: nickcarraway

I noticed that too.

You Only Live Once.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 4:25:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: CMB_polarization
"He was inexperienced at parachuteless landings."

I've got one of those...

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15 posted on 08/26/2013 4:25:46 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not the sport for you.


16 posted on 08/26/2013 4:28:05 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: nickcarraway

See my tagline.


17 posted on 08/26/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: nickcarraway

In the first part of the story it says he died at a “hospital,” then further down it states that “the deceased skydiver” was found north of the airport. Which is it?


18 posted on 08/26/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: nickcarraway

Nope, not me. Plus I’d be doubly sure I was harnessed in tight. I’ve made three static line jumps just to see how it felt. Three. Just three.


19 posted on 08/26/2013 4:30:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: nickcarraway

It wasn’t the fall that killed him.

It wasn’t that sudden stop at the end of his fall that killed him.

It was the hospital.

:)


20 posted on 08/26/2013 4:31:34 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: nickcarraway

PS - Ironic - Yolo county (You Only Live Once - text slang)


21 posted on 08/26/2013 4:31:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: MeganC

Your just another shill for the National Parachute Association.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 4:33:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Inyo-Mono

I’m guess he was declared dead in the hospital.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 4:34:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Inyo-Mono
He died at a hospital.

Maybe he landed on a hospital north of the airport.

24 posted on 08/26/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He probably loosened up to make the ride up comfortable and forgot to tighten up.

Blue Skies Black Death

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25 posted on 08/26/2013 4:37:01 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: nickcarraway

Back in the late 80s a skydiver was killed near Garden City, KS. His reserve chute had a pin left in it. When he had to deploy it, it couldn’t open.

According to the newspaper, the reserve chute was sealed and it was basically a death sentence to whoever had to use it.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: gorush

That’s a malfunction release to deploy reserve.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 4:38:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: nickcarraway

Paradoxically, I support parachute controls!


28 posted on 08/26/2013 4:38:58 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: MaxMax

I went into the lake 50’ below.


29 posted on 08/26/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

One of the downsides of losing weight.


30 posted on 08/26/2013 4:42:51 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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Six days to September!

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31 posted on 08/26/2013 4:44:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: gorush

Dont know but imagine going into water with a chute

would be dangerous.

Also bet its kinda hard to tell how far above the water

you are from the chute.

Had some buddies in the service went airborne and tried

to talk me to going with them...still glad I said no

It was great going out to that giant field at Bragg

and watching a big jump...also the ambulances picking

up the injured.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: nickcarraway

Condolences to the loved ones, but that’s just one of the things that bothers me.

What is the point of doing these senseless-danger activities, when all you do is die stupidly and leave people grieving for no good reason?


33 posted on 08/26/2013 4:54:20 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: gorush

My rigs had straps that took a while to release. This seems suspiciously like an intentional omission, but who can say?

Maybe it was a parachute that was intended for the Military that Obama sent to the wrong address...


34 posted on 08/26/2013 4:55:44 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: nickcarraway

As a fellow pilot once asked me...”Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?”


35 posted on 08/26/2013 4:56:03 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: the OlLine Rebel

These are not senseless activities. Everyone should try it if health permits.

It is truly an extraordinary experience...one has to try it to truly understand it. In spite of this story, it is really quite safe and far more safe that being treated at an Obamacare facility.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: gorush

That’s you??

Did you lose the harness on purpose? Why?


37 posted on 08/26/2013 5:02:35 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: El Cid
23 years old and 600 'jumps'?

I've always looked on these types of sports as a "double or nothing" bet - no matter how many times you win, you only have to lose once.

38 posted on 08/26/2013 5:03:03 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Harold Shea

There were trees on shore that I used to gauge my altitude. From 50’ I figured the chute would fall well clear.


39 posted on 08/26/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: AlexW

My plane wasn’t really all that great...


40 posted on 08/26/2013 5:06:52 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: MV=PY

Kept the harness...just cut-away the chute. It was at a resort as part of show in Lake Delton...a long time ago.


41 posted on 08/26/2013 5:07:28 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet there was a girl in this story somewhere...


42 posted on 08/26/2013 5:11:02 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Disagree. Senselessly dangerous. Would not want to die for a stupid “fun” activity.


43 posted on 08/26/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

Gravity is unforgiving to the careless.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Oatka

Bingo.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 5:32:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: latina4dubya

Ping


46 posted on 08/26/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Accidents are rare, but always publicized.

A large portion of the accidents are suicides. Suicides don’t make it dangerous to those who are not suicidal.


47 posted on 08/26/2013 5:35:55 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: SkyDancer

I moved back to Indiana in 2009 from Yolo County, Winters, Northern California and lived about 10 miles east of Davis.
And yes ... I thought the name was kind of funny-sounding, too.


48 posted on 08/26/2013 5:36:54 PM PDT by bethtopaz ( www.rapturealert.com)
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To: nickcarraway

The article says he died at a hospital, then goes on to say the body of the deceased was found near the jump site. What does it take to be a writer or editor; a degree in stupid?


49 posted on 08/26/2013 5:40:26 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: nickcarraway

In 1850 when California first obtained statehood, the County was originally named “Yola.” I wonder how it got changed?


50 posted on 08/26/2013 5:41:31 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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