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Two die skydiving: Instructor, student die in Florida

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Two die skydiving: Instructor, student die in Florida, Two skydivers from Iceland lost their lives in a tragic accident in Florida on Saturday, March 23, 2013, according to Reuters. The two men, one an instructor and another a student, were part of a large group of 22 skydivers.

The group of 22 skydivers jumped from plan in Zephyrhills, which is about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, Florida, according to the Tampa Tribune newspaper........examiner.

Authorities set out and launched a search when only 20 of the the skydiving party returned. Florida media said, they eventually ended up finding the bodies of the two men a few hours later.

The identities of the men were not released by the police.

All that is really known about the two men is that they were both from Iceland, according to Skydive City. The Tribune reports that Skydive City is the organization that planned the jump for the rather large group.

A spokesman for the Pasco County, Florida Sheriff's Office could not be reached for comment at this time.

This skydiving accident takes place only a few months after the death of European skydiver Mark van den Boogard, who was killed in the Netherlands when his parachute failed to open.

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