Gary Messina identified as victim of fatal skydive in Calverton

Gary Messina, 25, of Medford, who was a
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Gary Messina, 25, of Medford, who was a New York City correction officer, was killed in a skydiving accident at Skydive Long Island in Calverton on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Riverhead Town police said. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas; Facebook)

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The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, July 31, 2014, that it is investigating the cause of a skydiving accident that killed a New York City correction officer and seriously injured his instructor during a tandem jump the day before in Calverton. Police identified the victim as Gary Messina, 25, of Medford.

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