SD-Based Skydiver Dies During Competition

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

By Joseph M.D. Young and Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Feb 20, 2012  |  Updated 7:51 AM PDT
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SD-Based Skydiver Dies During Competition

David Malchow

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

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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."

 


 

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