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Marine killed during parachute jump ID’d

SAN DIEGO — Authorities released the name Wednesday of a 26-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine killed in a skydiving accident in Riverside County.

Caleb Medley of Burlington, Colo., suffered fatal injuries about 3 p.m. Tuesday when his parachute apparently failed to deploy properly and he fell into a storage yard in the 2000 block of Goetz Road, just north of Perris Valley Airport, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. He died at the scene.

Medley was taking part in training exercises with a group of fellow Marines at the time of his death, sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell told reporters.

The circumstances of the accident were under investigation.


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