A young father died in a skydiving accident at Skydive Long Island Wednesday afternoon in Calverton.

Police have identified the victim as Gary Messina, a New York City corrections officer from Medford. Police say Messina died on impact after an apparent parachute failure during a tandem jump. He would have been 26 years old Thursday, and leaves behind a young son.

Messina's instructor,...

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