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Skydiver Killed in Perris Identified as 29-Year-Old Arizona Man

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The man killed in a mishap at a skydiving facility in Perris was identified Saturday as 29-year-old Jason Granger of Yuma, Arizona, authorities said.

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File photo of skydivers. (Credit: wales_gibbons/flicker via Creative Commons)

Granger suffered serious injuries after a hard landing Friday at Perris Valley Airport (map), according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident happened around 11:20 a.m. while Granger was skydiving at the popular facility.

He was transported to Menifee Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 p.m., the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

Granger was an Army skydiver who trained other jumpers, the Press-Enterprise reported.

There have been at least 15 deaths at the Perris Valley Airport skydiving facility in the past 13 years, according to the Press-Enterprise.