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Stunt Attempt Proves Fatal for Skydiver

October 06, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A skydiver attempting a stunt was killed when he hit a suspension bridge and fell onto the rocks below, police said.

Dwain Weston, 30, died following the inaugural Go Fast Games. He struck the 1,053-foot-high Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, said Heather Hill, a vice president of event sponsor Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co.

Weston, of Australia, had jumped from an airplane with another parachutist. The two were supposed to free-fall until reaching the bridge, at which point Weston was to go above the bridge and the other athlete would go under it.

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