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August 16, 1998 | From Associated Press
A California man who helped pioneer sky surfing fell to his death when his parachute failed to open properly during a skydiving convention. Jerry Loftis, 29, of Modesto, known worldwide for his sky surfing exploits, was killed Friday while participating at the World Free Fall Convention at Baldwin Field, outside Quincy. He was completing a sky surfing maneuver during a free fall from about 16,000 feet when his parachute failed to deploy, said Adams County Coroner Gary Hamilton.
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August 16, 1998 | From Associated Press
A California man who helped pioneer sky surfing fell to his death when his parachute failed to open properly during a skydiving convention. Jerry Loftis, 29, of Modesto, known worldwide for his sky surfing exploits, was killed Friday while participating at the World Free Fall Convention at Baldwin Field, outside Quincy. He was completing a sky surfing maneuver during a free fall from about 16,000 feet when his parachute failed to deploy, said Adams County Coroner Gary Hamilton.
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