DAVIS -- A skydiver with ties to San Jose has died after he fell out of his parachute harness during a jump at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis.

Yolo County Sheriff's Department spokesman Mark Persons said Andrew Todd Cofer, 23, made the jump in Davis over the Yolo County Airport about 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cofer was an experienced skydiver whose driver's license indicated he was a San Jose resident, but relatives told authorities that he was primarily from Lodi.

Yolo County officials said they were sent to the scene around 6 p.m. Deputies located the body of the skydiver about 1 mile southeast of the SkyDance drop zone. His canopy and harness was also located 1 mile northeast of the drop zone.

"At this point in the investigation, it is unknown how the victim became detached from his skydiving gear," Persons said. "Friends and fellow skydivers stated that victim was an experienced skydiver with more than 600 jumps."

The accident is still under investigation.

Skydiving fatalities are rare, with the rate of about one in 100,000 jumps, according to the U.S. Parachute Association.

There have been six deadly accidents linked to SkyDance Skydiving since opening in 1987.

The last fatal accident was reported in 2009 when a skydiver's parachute reportedly opened only partially and became tangled.

Staff writer Robert Salonga contributed to this report.