Yuma, Ariz. Man ID'd in Perris Skydiving Accident

The 29-year-old succumbed to his injuries after arriving at a Menifee hospital.

An aerial photo of Perris Valley Airport (Flickr/armadillo 444)
An aerial photo of Perris Valley Airport (Flickr/armadillo 444)

Authorities have identified the man who died in a Perris skydiving accident Friday as a Yuma, Ariz. resident.

Police are investigating the death of Jason Granger, 29, who succumbed to his injuries at Menifee Valley Medical Center, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.

At 11:19 a.m. Friday, police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an air emergency near Perris Valley Sky Diving, 2091 Goetz Road in Perris.

“Upon arrival, Perris police officers located a 29-year-old white male adult who was involved in a parachuting accident,” stated Sgt. Frank Lodes, in a news release.

He was found "severely" injured, bleeding and unconscious but breathing on the main grass landing area at Goetz Road and Artlo Avenue, emergency radio communications indicated.

Paramedics with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department and American Medical Response provided life-saving measures. The parachutist was ultimately rushed via ground ambulance to a local hospital, where he died, according to Lodes’ statement.

In February, a 26-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine died in a skydiving accident at Perris Valley Airport when he made a group jump that went awry.

Deputies ask anyone with additional information that could help police with their investigation of Friday’s incident to call Detective Salisbury at (951) 210-1000.

City News Service and Patch Editor Maggie Avants contributed to this report.


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