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Officials ID Jumpers In Fatal Skydiving Accident

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Officials have identified a first-time skydiver killed and an instructor injured when their main and reserve parachutes became tangled during a tandem jump.

Fremont County officials Monday say 35-year-old Jeremy Worrell of Crested Butte died in the accident Sunday. Sheriff’s Capt. Don Pinover says 28-year-old Gregory Whitehurst of Fountain is in critical condition.

The Gazette previously reported that Whitehurst had more than 650 successful jumps.

The accident happened at Fremont County Airport.

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