Woman dies in central Florida skydiving accident

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Posted: Apr 09, 2015 1:27 PM

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver known for her abilities in a high-speed subset of the sport known as "swooping" was killed after her parachute's canopy hit another canopy midair.

DeLand police say 33-year-old Jessica Edgeington of Villa Rica, Georgia, died in the Wednesday afternoon accident.

Lt. Bruce Morehouse says Edgeington had flown out of Skydive DeLand.

Detectives were still investigating the cause of the accident.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://goo.gl/vuJHVa) reports that this is the second parachuting death in DeLand this year and the ninth since 2005.

A U.S. Navy SEAL from New Hampshire died in January while parachute training in DeLand.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com