A 49-year-old New York man has died after his parachute failed to open during a skydiving jump.
Authorities say Arkady Shenker from Brooklyn landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s unclear whether the specialized parachute that Shenker was wearing during the jump around 2 p.m. Sunday opened properly.
Officials say Shenker was an experienced skydiver with more than 350 jumps.
He was wearing a ‘wing suit,’ which allows a skydiver to move forward while descending.
A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office says that federal authorities will investigate.
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