Elderly Men Die In Skydiving Accident


 
 

| Monday, July 19, 2010


EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A 70-year-old skydiver from New York and a 75-year-old one from New Jersey were killed when their parachutes got tangled in Pennsylvania.

Theodore Wilson, of New Rochelle, N.Y., and 75-year-old George Flynn, of Colonia, N.J., tumbled about 75 feet to the ground after their open parachutes became entangled Saturday in the Pocono Mountains, state police said.

Wilson was pronounced dead Saturday at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Flynn was critically injured and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital; the Lehigh County coroner said he died Sunday. Authorities said both men died of multiple blunt force trauma.

The men had jumped at Sky's the Limit Skydiving at the Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport, about 70 miles north of Philadelphia.

The company had no comment Monday.

Its Facebook page included a posting that said goodbye to two "beautiful gentlemen, who Sky's the Limit had the pleasure of knowing for many many years and were honored to be a part of their family."

The posting said, "Our prayers and thoughts are with both families ... we will miss you very much,"



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