NYC Corrections Officer Gary Messina killed in Calverton skydiving accident
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.