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    Tired Parachutist Dies After Jumping Without a Chute

    An expert parachutist with over 800 jumps dies when he jumped without a chute. He may have been tired or preoccupied with filming when he made the fatal mistake, officials said today.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the death of Ivan Lester McGuire. They want to see if pilot Mark Luman had checked to see if McGuire was wearing a parachute.

    McGuire, 35, was carrying video equipment to film a student and an instructor from the Franklin County Sports Parachute Center when he jumped to his death from an altitude of 10,500 feet.

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