Skydiver killed in possible parachute malfunction

WCVB/Pepperell Skydiving Center

PEPPERELL , Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a 60-year-old skydiver has been killed after possibly experiencing a parachute malfunction in Pepperell.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Pepperell Chief of Police David Scott say in a statement that the man’s body was found around 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pepperell Skydiving Center.

They say the man was an experienced skydiver who worked as an independent contractor filming jumps with the skydiving company. A preliminary investigation suggests his parachute malfunctioned.

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