November 24, 2014
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - The Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in a skydiving accident in Riverside County has been identified as a Colorado man.
Riverside County Coroner's officials on Wednesday identified the victim as 26-year-old Caleb Medley of Burlington, Colo.
Fire officials say they received a call of a skydiver down shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived near the Perris Valley Airport, they found a man had died.
Riverside County sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa McConnell says the man was among a group of Marines who were conducting a military training exercise. McConnell couldn't say how many other Marines were involved or if there were problems with the victim's parachute.
Perris is a popular skydiving area about 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
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