ACAMPO (CBS/AP) — A parachutist at the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo died Saturday after her parachute got tangled on the way down, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced on Sunday.
Authorities said calls came in at around 2:30 p.m. regarding the woman coming down with the parachute tangled. She has not been identified but was described as being very experienced.READ MORE: Project Home: Federal Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium; What Does It Mean For Bay Area Renters?
“What was reported to us from someone who witnessed the (incident)) … was that the chute failed to fully open as she was coming down and it was heavily tangled around her,” the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said.
The FAA said they are investigating the incident but are focusing on the parachute rigging.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day Weekend
“Federal Aviation Administration investigations of skydiving events are limited to inspecting the parachute rigging. The FAA does not investigate to determine the cause of the event,” the FAA said in a statement.
Skydive Lodi Parachute Center has seen over 20 deaths since it opened in the 1980s. Just recently, a family won a $40 million lawsuit against the facility in their son’s death.
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