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Man dies in Saturday skydiving accident

A 33-year-old Snohomish County man died in a solo skydiving accident Saturday afternoon in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 101 near Sanderson Field.

According to Mason County coroner Jaime Taylor, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest. Taylor said the parachute clipped a tree, causing the person to hit the tree.

“We don’t get skydivers all of the time,” Taylor told the Journal. “We’ve had a few but it’s not unusual.”

Taylor identified the victim as Kapil Dinani.

According to a news release from Skydive Kapowsin, the parachute functioned as designed, but during the landing sequ...


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