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Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:55 pm | Updated: 12:49 am, Mon Sep 1, 2014.

CEDARTOWN — One skydiver is dead and another is listed in serious condition after something went wrong during a jump Saturday afternoon in Polk County, according officials.

The deceased man was identified as Donald Bragg, 26, of 87 Applewood Lane, Marietta, according to Polk County Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier. The other man remained unidentified late Saturday and was in Floyd Medical Center, Brazier said.

Sky Dive the Farm’s owner Hans Paulson called 911 at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, stating he had two skydivers in trouble. Brazier said something unknown happened immediately after they jumped, and they bumped.

That bump knocked one man out and caused their parachutes to not deploy properly. Brazier said both had to use their reserve chutes.

Bragg fell in a wooded area approximately 500 yards from the Polk County Landfill on the west side of Grady Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Brazier.

The other landed in a wooded area on the opposite side of Grady Road and emergency personnel found him on an embankment. Cedartown Fire and Rescue and Redmond Regional paramedics worked on him to safely move him to the FMC trauma center, Brazier said. He was listed in serious but stable condition, Brazier said.

Bragg’s body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory for an autopsy, Brazier said.

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