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Skydiver Dies After 'Parachute Failure'

A 56-year-old man who died after his parachute apparently failed to open during a skydive has been named as David Ball.

Mr Ball was from the Barnton area of Edinburgh, police said.

The accident happened at Strathallan Airfield near the town of Auchterarder in Perthshire.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 1pm yesterday.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are continuing today with the assistance from representatives of the British Parachute Association.

"As with all sudden deaths, a full report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."