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Man dies after parachute fails to open in jump

A 56-year-old man has died after his parachute apparently failed to open during a jump.

David Ball was from the Barnton area of Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Police said.

He was taking part in a jump at Strathallan Airfield near Auchterarder in Perthshire yesterday.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are continuing today with the assistance from representatives of the British Parachute Association.

"As with all sudden deaths, a full report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

Tayside Police said officers were called to the site shortly after 1pm.

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