Tourist dies after hard landing while skydiving near the Grand Canyon

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Tourist dies after hard landing while skydiving near the Grand Canyon

A tourist from the United Kingdom died and his instructor was injured in a tandem skydiving accident near the Grand Canyon on Sunday, according to a report.

The victim, identified as 55-year-old Christopher Swales, and his instructor suffered a “hard landing” after free-falling for an unknown distance about 15 minutes outside the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, the Coconino County Sheriffs Office told The Arizona Republic.

The pair took off from Grand Canyon National Park Airport.

Swales was unconscious when medics arrived. He was declared dead at Flagstaff Medical Center, the report said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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