Skydiver falls to his death in California

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   May 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Authorities said a 62-year-old man died after plummeting to the Earth in California in a skydiving accident Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said Lake Elsinore police officers responded to the backyard of a home where they found the fallen skydiver, identified as Ken Oka of Mira Loma, reports U-T San Diego.

An investigation found that a group of skydivers were trying a multiple person maneuver when Oka became entangled in a parachute, according to a news release.

Oka was apparently unable to free himself and fell to the ground. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an independent investigation.

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