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Coroner: Man killed in skydiving accident

The skydiving accident happened near East Stroudsburg on Sunday morning.

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Officials say Ed Harney, 74, of New Jersey has died after a skydiving accident on Sunday morning.

Officials say the man was found in a wooded area in Smithfield Township, near East Stroudsburg.

Harney's friends told police he was an experienced skydiver and has jumped many times before.

Authorities say Harney's parachute did open but eventually separated from him. Witnesses then saw him disappear into the wood line.

The coroner is not confirming the cause of death until after an autopsy.

"Something could have happened in the air. Something could have happened, you know, with the chute. We are not sure yet," said Tom Yanac, Monroe County Coroner.

Newswatch 16 has reached out to Sky's The Limit Skydiving Center and workers would not comment on the accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation into the parachute apparatus after the deadly accident in Monroe County. 

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