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Local well known skydiver dies in skydiving accident
MISSISSIPPI -- A well-know skydiving instructor from Pensacola has died after a skydiving accident in South Mississippi
It happened Saturday near Lumberton.
Deputies say instructor Jimmie Horak and a student were jumping in tandem with five other skydivers. Horak and the students crashed into a swamp about a mile from the airport.
The other skydivers say Horak was always cautious when jumping. They believe there may have been an equipment malfunction.
"He really emphasized the safety side of it. He was about the fun side of it too, but he would definitely make sure that everyone that he touched understood the rules and that they follow them."
The student is recovering from multiple broken bones and a head injury.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident.