Police: Man dead after skydiving accident in Caldwell

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 17:06:13-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — One man is dead following a skydiving incident in Caldwell Monday.

Caldwell Police officials say a tandem skydive duo fell out of the sky around 4 p.m. A 22-year-old man was killed, and another is seriously injured, according to police.

The Canyon County Coroner has identified the deceased male as Talon Robin of Meridian.

Caldwell Police Lt. Damon Rice said the tandem made a sharp turn in high winds that appeared to collapse their chute. The pair was 150 feet above the airport landing zone.

Skydown Skydiving owns the plane that took the two into the sky, but it's unclear if either of the skydivers are affiliated with Skydown.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.