Eloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.
It’s the third skydiving death in Eloy since Dec. 31.
Eloy police say officers responded to reports of a skydiver down about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Skydive Arizona facility.
They say the man was a veteran skydiver with more than 600 jumps logged.
His name is being withheld until his relatives and the consulate in Switzerland can be notified.
Police didn’t immediately release any details of the death, saying only that the department would be working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration “to see if there was any type of equipment failure.”
A call to Skydive Arizona for comment on the latest death wasn’t immediately returned.
On New Year’s Eve, a 37-year-old Utah man died while attempting to carry out a skydiving jump at the Eloy facility. A 34-year-old man from Boulder, Colorado died Jan. 21 after witnesses say his parachute collapsed during his jump.