Waller County

Texas Skydiving Instructor Dies When Parachute Fails to Open

Skydive Houston says a student who was doing the tandem jump with the instructor was seriously injured Saturday after the jump in Waller

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A skydiving instructor was killed after his parachute failed to open during a tandem jump in the Houston area Saturday, authorities say.

A student who was doing the tandem jump with the instructor was seriously injured, Skydive Houston said.

Both were airlifted to a Houston hospital after the jump Saturday in Waller, about 40 miles northwest of Houston. The instructor later died and the student had serious injuries that aren't life-threatening, the center said.

Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry said their parachute failed to deploy.

Skydive Houston said jump operations are suspended pending an investigation.

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