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Doctor Dies in Skydiving Accident in Pasco County

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Chris Evans Skydives With The Tigers Parachute Display.  (Photo by Picture It Now via Getty Images)

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ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the skydiving death of a medical doctor from the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. T. Elaine McLaughlin died while skydiving on New Year’s Day.

The medical examiner’s office says McLaughlin died as a result of trauma sustained in the accident.

McLaughlin practiced at Suncoast Medical Clinic in St. Petersburg. According to the clinic’s website, she had been associated with Bayfront Medical Center for 30 years.

Zephyrhills is a popular skydiving spot located a half hour north of Tampa.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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