Skydiver Arkady Shenker falls into backyard, dies in accident in Monroe Township
MONROE TOWNSHIP - Authorities say a 49-year-old man who landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey has died.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says it's unclear whether the specialized parachute that Arkady Shenker, of Brooklyn, was wearing during the jump around 2 p.m. Sunday opened properly.
Officials say Shenker was an experienced skydiver with more than 350 jumps. He was wearing a "wing suit," which allows a skydiver to move forward while descending. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office says that federal authorities will investigate.
Shenker was skydiving in a plane operated by Freefall Adventures in Monroe along with 15 others.