Two killed in Nephi skydiving crash

Two skydivers died after their parachutes malfunctioned on Thursday evening, local police said. 

The two — instructor and client — were jumping tandem from a Cessna 182 plane near the Nephi City airport at 6:30 p.m., according to a new release from police. 

Both skydivers, 35-year-old instructor Serena Whelchel, of California, and 41-year-old Wendi Gabaldon, of Tooele, were taken to the Central Valley Medical Center, where they were declared dead, the release stated. 

from The Salt Lake Tribune


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