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New Jersey man dies in Pennsylvania skydiving accident

April 19, 2021 GMT

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania on Monday were investigating a skydiving accident which claimed the life of a New Jersey man.

The incident happened Sunday.

Officials found the body of Ed Harney, 74, of Paramus, New Jersey, in a wooded area. His friends told police Harney was an experienced skydiver.

Harney’s parachute opened but eventually separated from him, authorities told WNEP-TV.

“Something could have happened in the air. Something could have happened, you know, with the chute. We are not sure yet,” said Tom Yanac, Monroe County coroner.

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The cause of death was pending an autopsy.

The Federal Aviation Administration has joined the investigation.

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