RIVERHEAD, New York (AP) – A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.
Riverhead police say Gary Messina died in the accident Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton.
A New York City Department of Correction spokesman says the 25-year-old was a correction officer.
The 28-year-old instructor, Christopher Scott, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Skydive Long Island says it owns million-dollar aircraft and a 23,000-square-foot hangar on 16.3 acres. It says it offers the highest jumps on Long Island at 13,500 feet.
A message left with the skydiving company hasn’t been returned.
Police provided no other information.
Yesterday, a skydiver died in southern California when his parachute did not open.