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Friday, August 24, 2012 - 5:17am

Base Landing Costs Skydiving Co. License

Airport officials in St. Marys have decided to revoke the license of a skydiving business operating there after two skydivers missed the airfield along Georgia's coast and landed on a high-security submarine base less than three miles away.

The U.S. Navy briefly held the two skydivers in custody earlier this month after they landed on the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. They were released once their identities were verified.

The St. Marys Airport Authority voted this week to revoke The Jumping Place's permit to operate from the small airport.

Before the airport board's vote, Navy Cmdr. Jeff Pafford told the authority, "This cannot happen again."

The Jumping Place owner Cathy Kloess said she has started looking into areas to relocate her business.

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