Skydivers return to Arizona site where 2 collided and died

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ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Police say the skydivers who fell to their deaths after colliding during a jump over southern Arizona were from the United Kingdom and Germany. 

Eloy police say 40-year-old Kevin O'Rourke of the United Kingdom and 51-year-old Bernd Schmehl of Germany were both highly experienced skydivers, each logging hundreds of jumps. 

They were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground. The men were among about 200 people trying to set world records for group jumps. 

A third skydiver was injured in an unrelated accident. 

Participants met Wednesday and decided getting back in the air was the best way to pay tribute to their friends, many of whom know each other from other skydiving events around the world.

The Associated Press

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