Skydiver Jimmie Horak Dies in Lumberton, Mississippi; Another Missing

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Police and fire officials in Lumberton, Mississippi found a dead skydiver after searching for hours on Sunday.

The death happened after at least five skydivers were blown off course and went missing.

The skydivers jumped out of a plane about a mile away from the city’s airport at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local broadcaster WDAM. 

The skydivers jumped above Four Mile Road.

Two of the skydivers jumped in a tandem and had an equipment failure, and landed in a nearby wooded area. One was dead. The survivor was taken to Forrest General Hospital with broken bones and a head injury, reported WDAM

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident.