Authorities Monday identified a skydiving instructor who collided with another jumper midair, causing the instructor to fall to his death Sunday in rural East County.
Jordan Janway, 27, of San Diego was found dead near Otay Lakes outside of Jamul late Sunday afternoon, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Janway, a San Diego resident, was the brother-in-law of NASCAR champion and El Cajon native Jimmie Johnson, according to the latter’s website.
Janway had been reported missing at 4:10 p.m. while skydiving out of a facility on Otay Lakes Road, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Christine Robbins said.
A sheriff’s department helicopter crew spotted his body shortly before 5 p.m., Robbins said.
Buzz Fink, the owner of Skydive San Diego, told reporters that the man worked for the company as a contract employee and was teaching a group how to skydive when the incident occurred.
His parachute never opened, Fink said.
No other injuries were reported.
— City News Service
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