Police identify Angola man who died in skydiving accident

Police identify Angola man who died in skydiving accident
Created by djackson on 7/7/2014 12:55:10 PM

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP): Authorities in southern Michigan have identified a man who died in a skydiving accident as a 76-year-old from Steuben County.

Police say the accident happened Sunday morning near Brooks Field in Marshall, about 15 miles east-southeast of Battle Creek.

Deputy Chief Scott McDonald tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that George Speakman of Angola was found on the ground, just south of the airport.

McDonald says Speakman was with other skydivers, but they didn't exit the plane after realizing something was wrong with Speakman's jump.

McDonald says Speakman was an experienced skydiver.

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