Skydiver Attempting 'Swoop Landing' Killed In Hudson Valley Accident, Police Say

A skydiver who attempted a "swoop landing" died from injuries suffering during an accident in the Hudson Valley.

A look at the area where the accident happened.
A look at the area where the accident happened. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

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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