Coroner IDs Ohio man in fatal skydiving accident

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late while skydiving over the weekend at a southwest Ohio airport.

The Butler County coroner on Monday said 47-year-old Jeffrey Rives plunged to his death Sunday morning at Middletown Regional Airport.

Drop Zone owner John Hart II says the Mason man had made 95 previous jumps. Hart says Rives deployed his main parachute under the recommended altitude limit of 3,500 feet and opened his reserve parachute too late as well.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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