Skydiver who died in Middletown accident named

47-year-old skydiver dies during jump in Middletown (Photo Provided)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WLWT) — The man who died in a skydiving accident Sunday has been named by the Butler County coroner.

Jeffrey Rives, 47, of Mason, died Sunday after a jump, police said.

Start Skydiving owner John Hart said the 47-year-old man from Mason deployed his parachute below the recommended safe altitude of 3,500 feet.

Officials said the Federal Aviation Administration will handle the investigation.

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