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British tourist dies in the crash of a parachutist near the Arizona Grand Canyon



A 55-year-old British man visiting the US died after a tandem jump near Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park suddenly went awry, authorities said Tuesday. The Grand Canyon National Park Airport was hit by two Reported to men who had been injured after a parachute jump in tandem.

First responders found Christopher Swales unconscious at the scene and died, despite life-saving efforts, later at the Flagstaff Medical Center.

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The other person ̵

1; an unidentified employee of the Paragon Skydiving Company – suffered a broken leg.

The sheriff's office had bought Swales a parachute jump package and the dive went as planned until the couple approached the landing site, though it was not immediately clear how long.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration Investigate the Incident

An FAA spokesperson told the Republic of Arizona they would investigate whether the parachutes were properly installed and whether the instructor had the required experience and experience Qualifications for a tandem jump possessed. He did not disclose any additional details about the incident.

Coconino County sheriff officials said in a statement that "there is no indication that the incident is criminal." APP

The Grand Canyon National Park Airport is located in Tusayan, Arizona, approximately 15 minutes from the southern edge of Grand Canyon National Park.

The Associated Press has contributed to this report. [19659017]
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