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Jul 30, 2014 6:11 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Skydiver killed in San Diego County jump

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) - A skydiver has plunged to his death in San Diego County.

U-T San Diego says the man died in a jump around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Otay Lakes.

Authorities haven't determined why his parachute didn't open. His name hasn't been released.

Buzz Fink, who owns Skydive San Diego, says the man - who's believed to be in his late 40s or 50s - had taken off that morning with other parachutists but he wasn't part of their group.

Fink says the man had brand new equipment that included a device that automatically deploys the chute in an emergency.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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