Skydiver killed in Southern California after midair collision

The Mesa Gliderport near San Diego, where a skydiver was killed Sunday, March 30, 2014, following a midair collision. KFMB-TV

JAMUL, Calif. - A skydiving trainer has died after a midair collision in rural East County near San Diego.

Sheriff's Lt. Clayton Lisk said the man's body was found in the Jamul area near Otay Lakes on Sunday afternoon following a search-and-rescue effort. CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego identified the man as Jordan Janway, 27, a San Diego resident.

The owner of Skydive San Diego told reporters the victim was teaching a group to skydive and was practicing a maneuver called tracking when he collided with his jump partner's knee or leg.

Buzz Fink said the victim's parachute was never deployed. The other jumper involved in the collision was not injured and was able to land in the drop zone.

His parachute never opened, Fink said.

Fink said Janway was an experienced skydiver who had completed more than 1,000 jumps.

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