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Angola Man Dies In Michigan Skydiving Accident

Last updated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

(BATTLE CREEK, MI.) - Authorities in Southern Michigan have identified a man who died in a skydiving accident as a George Speakman, a 76-year-old from Angola, Ind.

According to a Marshall Police news release, the accident happened around11 a.m. Sunday near Brooks Field in Marshall. The site is about 15 miles east-southeast of Battle Creek.

Deputy Chief Scott McDonald told the Battle Creek Enquirer that Speakman was found on the ground, just south of the airport.

McDonald said Speakman was with other skydivers, but they didn't exit the plane after realizing something was wrong with Speakman's jump.

McDonald says Speakman was an experienced skydiver.

The statement from authorities says an investigation will involve police, the Calhoun County medical examiner's office and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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