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Police: NY skydiver dies when parachute becomes tangled

July 27, 2019

PERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a skydiver was killed in western New York when his parachute became tangled after it opened.

New York state police say 68-year-old Richard Cordero and three other skydivers flew out of Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County at about noon Saturday.

All four jumped from the plane. Police say Cordero’s parachute opened normally but then became tangled. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other three skydivers landed safely.

Police say Cordero had more than 45 years of skydiving experience.

An email seeking comment was sent to Rochester Skydivers, the company that operates skydiving flights at the airport.

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