Man from United Kingdom Dies in Arizona Skydiving Crash

TUSAYAN, AZ (AP) — A man from the United Kingdom has died in a skydiving crash at a small Arizona airport near Grand Canyon National Park, authorities say. Coconino County sheriff’s officials, who identified the man Tuesday as 55-year-old Christopher Swales, got a call Sunday about two men injured after skydiving in tandem. Deputies said they found Swales unconscious on the ground at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, and he later died at a hospital. The other man, whose name hasn’t been released, suffered a broken leg. The men encountered difficulties when approaching the landing area, and they were in free-fall before hitting the ground, authorities said. It’s not known how long they were falling. Swales had purchased a package that included a tandem jump from Paragon Skydive, investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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