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Skydiving World Record Attempt Ends In Death


One person has died in a skydiving accident in Arizona where parachutists were attempting to set a world record.

World Team spokeswoman Gulcin Gilbert said one skydiver died in the accident but had no further details.

The accident occurred Thursday during an attempt to break a world record for what is called a “formation jump.”

A group of 220 people from about a dozen countries free-fall from about 18,000 feet, then come together in a formation before separating and doing another formation. They then pull their parachutes.

Skydive Arizona in Eloy has been the site of other skydiving deaths in recent months.

Two skydivers — from Germany and the United Kingdom — died in November as their parachutes collapsed and they fell to their deaths during an attempt to set a jump record.


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