- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Nearly 140 tandem skydiving instructors will have to undergo retraining in the wake of a jump in Northern California that left two dead.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2bHQFXs ) that the United State Parachute Association announced Thursday that a number of instructors and candidates will be retested and retrained on proper emergency procedures.

The move comes nearly a month after 25-year-old Yong Kwon and 18-year-old Tyler Turner died during a jump near Lodi after their parachute didn’t deploy on Aug. 6.

The USPA has no records that Kwon was certified. In the wake of the deaths, the organization concluded that a number of candidates who attended tandem instructor courses were not properly certified.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com



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