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Second Fatal Skydiving Accident In Less Than A Month

PERRIS | April 16, 2011

Skydiving AccidentThe third death and second fatal skydiving accident at a popular location in less than a month have authorities Saturday investigating a midair tragedy between two skydivers that collided in Perris on Friday at about 2:45 p.m. that left one injured and unfortunately, another man dead near the Perris Valley Airport.

On March 31, two skydivers also collided midair and plummeted 200 feet to their deaths, one of which was Patrick McGowan, a veteran skydiving instructor who boasted more than 17,000 jumps.

According to a news release by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the men’s parachutes in the accident Friday appear to have become entangled during the collision. The victims had been identified as 33-year old Turci Yuri and 31-year old Jakob Jensen, both from Canada. After the accident, the two were rushed to a local hospital. It is unclear at the present time as to which of the two died shortly after arrival.

 

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The Third Time’s A Charm?

LOS ANGELES | April 14, 2011

Metro MTA BusThe well-known expression "the Third Time’s a Charm" here in the United States may not hold true Thursday for a 73-year old Angeleno. A 73-year old male whose name is being withheld by authorities was involved in an accident in a cross-walk when a Route 217 Metro MTA bus with no passengers aboard was turning right from Apple Street and onto Washington Boulevard in the downtown area of Los Angeles near the Interstate 10 freeway, said Metro spokesman Luis Inzunza. Inzunza went on to say that while making this turn, the Route 217 Metro bus hit the 73-year old.

Unfortunately, the 73-year old was then hit a second time by a vehicle. Unlike the expression, or possibly like the expression "the Third Time’s A Charm," the 73-year old was then hit a third time by another vehicle, according to an LAPD spokeman.

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Grim Discovery in Los Angeles County Rio Vista Park

LOS ANGELES | April 14, 2011

The El Monte Police Department has made a public call for help in the investigation of the torturing and mutilation of remains left at the Rio Vista Park in the City of El Monte, historically known as the End of the Santa Fe Trail.

In this particular case, the End of the Santa Fe Trail was the end of the lives of four cats, the remains of which were found on three separate days. The remains of the cats that were found were duct taped and tortured. One of the animals was found with its stomach cut open and the skin off of its leg removed, The legs and mouths of the cats had been covered with duct tape and the torture and mutilation of the animals have become the docus of the police investigation.

The animals’ remains were found in the same area of the park over the past several weeks on three separate days. Detectives believe that the crimes were committed by the same person. The grim discovery indicates the crimes were committed in series, said a spokeman for the El Monte Police.

 

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