PERRIS (CBSLA) — A skydiver was killed Monday after reportedly landing on the roof of a home in the city of Perris, officials say.
Riverside County Firefighters along with CAL Fire responded to a report of a skydiver that went down in the 200 block of Caldera Street.
According to officials, the first arriving engine company reported one patient on top of the roof and confirmed that the patient died at the scene.
The parachute reportedly failed to open.
KCAL9/CBS2’s Stacey Butler talked to the manager of the nearby Perris Valley Airport. He said that the man who lost his life is from Canada. He came to Perris for an international competition.
The manager said that two of the jumpers collided. He fell unconscious on the roof of a home.
The manager also told Butler that the skydiver was one of the best elite jumpers in the world. That he had over a thousand successful jumps under his belt when the tragic event happened.