Vancouver man dies while parachuting near Snohomish

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Authorities say a 27-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man has died while parachuting near Snohomish.

According to the Daily Herald of Everett, Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton says investigators believe the man was with a group of people who were skydiving Friday afternoon.

The spokeswoman says the man had deployed his parachute but for some reason came in too fast and hit the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was not immediately identified.

Snohomish Fire Chief Ron Simmons says aid crews were called about 4:15 p.m.

The scene is about two miles from Harvey Field, a popular skydiving spot.

Snohomish is about 25 miles northeast of Seattle.