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Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 3:02 pm | Updated: 12:54 pm, Tue Jun 17, 2014.

A man died Thursday after crash-landing in a vineyard off of Jahant Road while skydiving at the Lodi Parachute Center. The victim was identified Friday as William L. Calhoun, 71, of Novato, Calif.

Shortly before 2 p.m., San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies and Woodbridge firefighters were called out to Jahant Road, where a skydiver had apparently landed in a vineyard just west of the Union Pacific railroad tracks.

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  • Joe White posted at 2:33 pm on Mon, Jul 2, 2012.

    sacramentojoe Posts: 1

    My friends and I were on our way down to Yosemite when we saw this incident occur. All the sky divers were on the west side of the freeway yet he was on the east side. Upon looking closer at the incident, we saw that the parachute somehow was tangled around his feet and you could see him struggling to get it his feet out of the parachute. We saw him crash land into the vineyard.. it was very upsetting to watch. RIP Mr. Calhoun !![sad]

  • Kim Lee posted at 5:08 pm on Fri, Apr 6, 2012.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    So sad. May you rest in peace, Mr. Calhoun.



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