SC skydiver killed after hard landing
CHESTER, SC -- A skydiver died Sunday after a hard landing at an airport in South Carolina, authorities said.
Chester County Emergency Management director Eddie Murphy said authorities were called to an airport in Chester, about 50 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C., just after 10:15 a.m. Sunday.
The skydiver was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he later died. His name was not immediately released.
Murphy said the accident had nothing to do with the plane that was used. Murphy also didn't know how many other people were in the skydiving group, or if the victim had been strapped to another person during the jump.
The jump was coordinated through a company called Skydive Carolina. General manager James LaBarrie didn't immediately return a message Sunday from The Associated Press.
LaBarrie told The Rock Hill Herald that the man was an experienced skydiver who "had a perfectly good parachute." There was no equipment malfunction, he said.
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