Skydiver Ends Up Dead in New Jersey Backyard

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Brooklyn’s Arkady Shenker, a 49-year-old veteran jumper with more than 350 successful attempts, died on Sunday after his parachute failed to deploy. He was discovered in a suburban yard wearing a “wing suit,” a specialized outfit designed to let a diver move forward during descent, although no details of the malfunction have been provided.