Skydiving instructor killed in eastern San Diego County

Skydiving instructor dies near Jamul in eastern San Diego County

An experienced skydiver died Friday afternoon in the Jamul area of eastern San Diego County, the Sheriff's Department said.

The skydiver made a "hard-landing" near Otay Lakes Road, officials said. The Skydive San Diego facility is nearby.

The county medical examiner Saturday identified the skydiver as Andrei Penz, 30, of San Diego, a skydiving instructor. Earlier reports said the man was 27.

The incident is under investigation by the Sheriff's Department. Witnesses said the man's parachute seemed to partially collapse, the medical examiner said.


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2:05 p.m., June 20: This post has been updated with the identity of the skydiver.

This post was originally published at 4:45 p.m., June 19.

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