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Skydiver killed in Jamul

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JAMUL (CNS) - A 27-year-old skydiver was killed today in a hard landing near Lower Otay Lake.

The parachuting fatality off the 13500 block of Otay Lakes Road in Jamul was reported about 1:30 p.m., San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Leonel Gurrola said.

Despite efforts to revive the man, medics pronounced him dead at the scene, Gurrola said.

After the man jumped from a plane, a witness on the ground watched his descent.

"While the male was approaching the ground, the witness saw the male maneuvering the parachute's toggles but he continued to travel at a high rate of speed before impacting the ground," Gurrola said.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer will investigate the death.

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