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2 killed in skydiving accident near Houston

2 killed in skydiving accident near Houston
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:16am

Two men are dead after a predawn skydiving accident in Southeast Texas.

The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office identified the men killed
in the 1:42 a.m. accident Wednesday as 27-year-old Scott James of
Houston and 63-year-old Arthur Bill of Spring. A sheriff's office
statement says the two were skydiving when they flew into each
other and their parachutes became tangled and deflated.

That resulted in a free-fall of from 100 to 200 feet.

James was pronounced dead at the scene, while Bill was
pronounced dead after being airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital
in Houston, about 30 miles north of the accident site.

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