SD-Based Skydiver Dies During Competition

Sean Carey, 35, was an instructor at Skydive San Diego in Jamul

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    David Malchow
    Sean Carney, right, died Saturday in a skydiving accident.

    A skydiver from San Diego died during a competition at the Perris Valley Skydiving facility in Riverside County.

    Officials said, 35-year old Sean Carey was performing a solo maneuver when he crashed at about 9:10 a.m. Saturday.

    Carey was treated at the scene and transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where he later died, according to a media release.

    Carey was an instructor at Skydive San Diego in Jamul. He was said to be a highly experienced skydiver having completed 1700 jumps in one year.

    "He was just a happy, upbeat guy," said Colleague Buzz Fink. "He was part of the family of skydive SD; always willing to do whatever was needed. He just loved what he did. He couldn't get enough of it. He lived and breathed skydiving."