NY, NJ men die in skydiving accident

The News Leader

July 19, 2010 12:32:13 PM PDT
Authorities in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old skydiver from New York and a 75-year-old one from New Jersey were killed when their parachutes got tangled.

State police say Theodore Wilson, of New Rochelle, N.Y., and 75-year-old George Flynn, of Colonia, N.J., tumbled about 75 feet to the ground after their open parachutes became entangled Saturday in the Pocono Mountains.

Wilson was pronounced dead Saturday at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Flynn had been taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, but the Lehigh County Coroner's Office says he died Sunday.

Authorities say both men died of multiple blunt force trauma.

The men had jumped at Sky's the Limit Skydiving at the Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport, about 70 miles north of Philadelphia.