Updated 10:45 p.m.
A 27-year-old skydiver was killed Friday in a hard landing near Lower Otay Lake.
The parachuting fatality off the 13500 block of Otay Lakes Road in Jamul was reported about 1:30 p.m., San Diego County sheriff‘s Sgt. Leonel Gurrola said.
Despite efforts to revive the man, medics pronounced him dead at the scene, Gurrola said.
After the man jumped from a plane, a witness on the ground watched his descent.
“While the male was approaching the ground, the witness saw the male maneuvering the parachute’s toggles but he continued to travel at a high rate of speed before impacting the ground,” Gurrola said.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Officer will investigate the death.
— City News Service
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