Skydiver dies in accident near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH -- A 27-year-old Vancouver, Wash. man died in a skydiving accident in Snohomish about 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Dept. said.

The man's parachute deployed and was fully functional but his fatal injuries happened while he was trying to execute a highly advanced manuever, according to Elaine Harvey of Harvey Air Field. The accident happened near the 11500 block of 92nd Street Southeast.

The man was with a skydiving group that took off in an aircraft from Harvey Air Field nearby.

The jumper was very experienced having over 400 jumps to his credit, Harvey said..