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Skydiver dies during record bid

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 00:47

April 4 - A skydiver dies during a world record attempt in the United States. Paul Chapman reports.

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Attempts to set a world group skydiving formation record was due to continue despite the death of one of the jumpers. Diana Paris from Berlin died when her main parachute malfunctioned. Officials at the scene in the U.S. state of Arizona said the malfunctioning parachute was released too low for the reserve to deploy properly. Paris was one of 222 people trying for the world record. After her death the team made a special jump involving a manoeuvre called a missing man formation as a tribute. The world record bid was due to continue on Friday. Police are investigating the death of Paris who's said to have been an experienced skydiver.

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Skydiver dies during record bid

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 00:47

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