Man Dies In Skydiving Mishap In Montana - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Man Dies In Skydiving Mishap In Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Flathead County officials have released the name of a Colorado man who died in a parachuting accident during an annual skydiving festival in northwestern Montana.

Sheriff's officials say 57-year-old Garl "Mike" Newby of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday afternoon near Marion after his main parachute became entangled with another man's chute and he
was unable to deploy is reserve parachute in time.

Officials say the surviving jumper was able to remove his main chute and deploy his reserve parachute.

Skydive Lost Prairie owner Fred Sand called Newby a "very, very experienced skydiver" who had been coming to Lost Prairie for around a decade.

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