Skydiver, 35, Killed In Accident During Competition In Perris

PERRIS (CBS) —  A San Diego resident was killed Saturday during a parachuting accident in Perris, according to the coroner’s office.

Sean Carey, 35, was performing a solo maneuver at the Perris Valley Skydiving facility when he crashed at about 9:10 a.m., said a sheriff’s department spokesman.

Carey was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where the coroner pronounced him dead of his injuries at 9:52 a.m.

The accident occurred during a competition, according to authorities.

It was the sixth fatality at the Perris Valley facility since the start of 2011, according to The Press-Enterprise.

In December, an experienced 32-year-old Canadian skydiver died from a hard landing at Perris Valley. Earlier last year, four people died and one person was seriously injured in three separate skydiving incidents at the airport.

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  • uhoh

    They should ban Sky Diving in Perris. Every 6 months or less, someone is getting killed…

    • chad

      If they listed every traffic fatality that ever occurred every time there was an accident, would you propose to ban driving? Skydiving, like anything, is a choice. Statements like “they should ban skydiving” anywhere are toxic to a skewed public perception of our sport. Please do your research before making statements that feed ignorance, and possibly affect the livelihood of the many happy, safety-oriented skydivers in the world. I truly hope you have something you love that compares to the way we adore our sport. Blue Skies.

      • ???

        driving down the street to your job or other daily tasks is not the same as throwing yourself out of a plane and hoping the parachute opens. Rest in peace to all who have perished doing this “sport”. But, I’m also not saying it should be banned, but for me I would not do it.

  • Craig

    I’m sure some whack job liberal in the state legislature will bring up a bill to ban skydiving in California since part of Utopian master plan that is being forged is taking 100% risk out of life.

  • Susan

    This guy died at the hospital – it doesn’t count as one of the 8 Perris Skydiving accidents!

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