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Parachutist disrupts football match

Salisbury - Last week Digital Journal featured a story about a renegade masseuse who infiltrated a football match in Brazil and stopped the ball on the line.

Skydiver falls to death in Lake Elsinore, Southern California

Lake Elsinore - A 62-year-old skydiver plummeted to his death over a residential neighborhood in Lake Elsinore, Southern California on Saturday. He was found in the backyard of a home and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Skydiver falls to death in Lake Elsinore, Southern California

Lake Elsinore - A 62-year-old skydiver plummeted to his death over a residential neighborhood in Lake Elsinore, Southern California on Saturday. He was found in the backyard of a home and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Skydiver falls to death in Lake Elsinore, Southern California

Lake Elsinore - A 62-year-old skydiver plummeted to his death over a residential neighborhood in Lake Elsinore, Southern California on Saturday. He was found in the backyard of a home and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Video: Skydiver's parachute malfunction and mid-air collision

Footage shows a skydiver who escaped death twice in a single parachute jump. He got his parachute lines twisted and then collided with another skydiver in mid-air, but he escaped, thanks to his reserve parachute.

Video: Suit Camera records Baumgartner's 'death spin'

Los Alamos - Footage from Felix Baumgartner's suit camera shows the out of control flat spin he experienced as he made his historic, 24-mile leap on Sunday.

Skydiver will attempt to break the sound barrier

The daredevil Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first person to break the sound barrier. He will attempt the feat unaided by any powered vehicle. The attempt is scheduled to take place on October 9.

Skydiver survives 13,000 foot jump after parachute fails

Christchurch - A New Zealand skydiver is lucky to be alive after surviving a 13,000 ft (4000 meters) fall after his parachute failed and his reserve chute only partly opened.

Otis the 'Skydiving Dog' makes 64th jump (video)

Sacramento - Otis, the skydiving pug, recently completed his 64th tandem jump at a California airfield, tagging along for the ride with his owner Will DaSilva who is an accomplished skydiver and parachute rigger.

South African air show mourns experienced skydiver

Durban - A highly-experienced parachutist of the South African Air Force (SAAF’s) elite Golden Eagles Parachute Team has been killed while preparing for the Virginia Air Show in Durban.

Skydiver charged with murder after love rival fell 13,000ft to her death

A married woman who was having an affair with another skydiver plunged 13,000 ft to her death over two months ago-- a plunge that police believe was caused by her best friend, and love rival, whom they suspect tampered with her parachute.
 

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Skydivers  like this one trailing the South African flag  do not use the static line  which is more ...
Skydivers, like this one trailing the South African flag, do not use the static line, which is more basic.
New Zealand skydiver Liam Dunne facebook photo
New Zealand skydiver Liam Dunne facebook photo
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