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August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who¬†was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…

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June 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Kirkland man ID’d as victim in fatal skydiving accident

A 27-year-old man who died in a skydiving accident last Friday has been identified as Glen Leland Hobbs Jr. of Kirkland. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Hobbs died of an intracranial hemorrhage and several other extremity fractures. Hobbs had been skydiving with a group of people above Harvey Field with a company called Skydive Snohomish,…

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