The name and nationality of the jumper has not yet been released. We will update this post with that information once it becomes available.
We send our condolences to the friends and family of the jumper, as well as to the participants of the 222-way and everyone in Eloy.
Skydive Arizona released the following statement to the media:
On April 3, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m. an experienced skydiver had a main parachute malfunction. The malfunctioning parachute was released too low to allow the reserve parachute to fully open. The skydiver was declared dead at the scene.
The skydiver was participating in an invitational 222-Way world record attempt. However, the incident was not related to the size of the group nor were any other skydivers involved. There were no problems related to aircraft, and weather conditions were good. The name of the skydiver is currently being withheld pending notification of the family.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.