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Skydiving Accident Kills Las Vegan

Parachute collapsed

(Las Vegas) – A Las Vegas man has died as the result of a skydiving accident south of the Valley.

Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy says 51-year-old Richard Frazer jumped 10-thousand feet from a plane at the Jean Airport on Saturday morning.  Frazer’s parachute opened, but he was caught in a “dust devil” that caused the chute to fold and send him plunging to the ground about 30 miles south of  Las Vegas.

Frazer died from blunt-force trauma, and the coroner has ruled out equipment failure.

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