It happened on Sunday, July 5 at approximately 5:40 p.m. in Ulster County.
State police responded to 55 Sand Hill Road in the town of Gardiner for a report of a skydiver with injuries subsequent to a hard landing.
An investigation revealed that David H.Richardson, 41, of Gardiner was attempting a "swoop landing" when he landed at a high rate of speed, state police said.
Richardson was transported to Westchester Medical Center via Lifenet where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.
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