The death of a skydiver who was rushed to the hospital after suffering major injuries in a landing accident Friday at Perris Valley Airport is being investigated by police.
At 11:19 a.m. Friday, police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an air emergency near Perris Valley Sky Diving, 2091 Goetz Road in Perris.
“Upon arrival, Perris police officers located a 29-year-old white male adult who was involved in a parachuting accident,” stated Sgt. Frank Lodes, in a news release.
He was found "severely" injured, bleeding and unconscious but breathing on the main grass landing area at Goetz Road and Artlo Avenue, emergency radio communications indicated.
Life-saving measures were provided by paramedics with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department and American Medical Response. The parachutist was ultimately rushed via ground ambulance to a local hospital, where he died, according to Lodes’ statement.
The victim’s identity was being withheld until his next of kin were notified.
In February, a 26-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine died in a skydiving accident at Perris Valley Airport when he made a group jump that went awry.
Anyone with additional information that would help police with their investigation of Friday’s incident was encouraged to call Detective Salisbury at 951-210-1000.
—City News Service and Maggie Avants contributed to this report.
Last updated at 3:23 p.m. Dec. 27; originally posted at 12:05 p.m. Dec. 27