Skydiver killed in San Diego County jump

(AP Photo/Skydive Warren County, Inc., Elod Otbos)
(AP Photo/Skydive Warren County, Inc., Elod Otbos)

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

U-T San Diego said 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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