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Parachutist Dies in Protest Jump

October 22, 1999

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) _ A parachutist plunged to her death off Yosemite’s most forbidding peak Friday during a protest of park rules banning such jumps.

Jan Davis, 60, was the fourth of five jumpers in the protest, which was organized in response to the June 9 drowning death of a jumper who sucessfully parachuted off El Capitan, only to drown in the river below while trying to flee rangers.

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