In the memory of Diana Paris of Berlin Skydiver

Skydivers form a missing man formation in Eloy, Arizona, April 3, 2014. A German skydiver, who was among 222 people trying to set a world record with a group-formation jump was killed on Thursday in the Arizona desert when her main parachute malfunctioned, police and a spokeswoman for the skydiving facility said. The skydiver, identified by police as 46-year-old Diana Paris of Berlin, was taking part in a first attempt to set the record on Thursday morning when the mishap occurred, organizers said. She was declared dead on the scene. After the death, the team performed a special jump in Paris’ honor involving a maneuver called a missing man formation, said Gulcin Gilbert, a spokeswoman for the World Team group that organized the jump. REUTERS

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