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Midair collision kills two skydivers, Arizona police say

By CNN Staff
updated 8:40 AM EST, Wed December 4, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The two skydivers collided 200 to 300 feet above the ground, witnesses said
  • Their parachute canopies collapsed, and they fell

(CNN) -- Two skydivers died Tuesday after they collided with each other in midair, police in Eloy, Arizona, said.

Witnesses told authorities the two collided some 200 to 300 feet above the ground, causing their parachute canopies to collapse and both to plummet to the ground.

One skydiver was declared dead at the scene; the other was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead there, Eloy police said in a statement.

Police in the town about 65 miles southeast of Phoenix said the incident was under investigation, and names of the victims would not be released until families had been contacted.

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