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Squaw Professional Skier Dies Skydiving Accident

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A professional skier from Squaw Valley has died, after a skydiving accident in central California Tuesday afternoon.

According to officials, 27-year-old Timy Dutton died after a mid-air collision knocked him unconscious during a skydiving trip south of Sacramento.

Dutton was a freestyle skiing champion and a member of the Squaw Valley free-ski team.

Officials say Dutton was not wearing a typical safety device that is designed to open a skydiver's parachute if they fail to at a certain altitude.

The other skydiver survived but suffered a broken leg.
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