Second skydiving death in Gardiner in one week

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GARDINER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State police are reporting another skydiving death in Gardiner, the second in a week.

State police say they responded at around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a skydiver injured in a hard landing on Sand Hill Road.

Investigators say David H. Richardson, 41, of Gardiner was attempting a “swoop landing” when he landed at a high rate of speed.

Richardson was transported to Westchester Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

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