Posted: February 27, 2013 in Uncategorized


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PERRIS, Calif. (KTLA) — A Camp Pendleton Marine who plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon during a parachuting training exercise in Perris was identified Wednesday as Caleb Medley, 26, of Burlington, Colo., according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.

Officials are still investigating why the Marine’s parachute failed to open during a training exercise, ultimately leading to his death.

skydiver-downIt all happened on Tuesday near Perris Valley Airport.

Firefighters responded to a report of a hurt skydiver near 2000 Goetz Road around 3 p.m. When they arrived, they found the man dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials say the victim was a Camp Pendleton Marine who was participating in a training exercise at the time of the accident.

The skydiver was among a group of Marines training at the location, but officials said no other skydiver was involved in the accident.

Eric Kazakoff, CEO of Western…

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