EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – Authorities say a New York City man died after a skydiving accident in eastern Pennsylvania.
Monroe County State Police say soldiers and an emergency medical team from Bushkill were called to Sky’s the Limit Skydiving Center around 2:30 p.m. Monday and found the man unresponsive on the ground in the landing area.
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The Lehigh County coroner said Frank Kancso, 35, of Staten Island, New York, had been pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Cedar Crest. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to clarify the cause and type of death.
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The state police, the coroner and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating and the prosecutor has been notified, the police said. Police said Kancso was a skilled skydiver who had made thousands of previous jumps.
The fatality is the second such accident in eastern Pennsylvania in recent months. In April, 74-year-old Edward Harney of Paramus, New Jersey, died when his parachute opened but somehow separated from him while jumping from 14,000 feet with three other skydivers, authorities said.
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