- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have released the name of the skydiving instructor killed over the weekend during a tandem jump in Northern California.

The instructor, 25-year-old Yong Kwon, was found Saturday with his hand on the lever for a backup parachute.

Also killed was 18-year-old Tyler Turner. Turner made the jump with three friends who landed safely.

Their bodies were found in a Lodi-area vineyard after someone reported that the skydivers hit the ground without an open parachute.

It appeared the parachute did not deploy until after impact.

They had jumped from the Parachute Center, a popular skydiving school in the state’s Central Valley whose website declares it “one of the largest and oldest drop zones in the United States,” launched in 1964.


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