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POSTED: August 27, 2012 8:06 p.m.

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — The Navy has called for the relocation of the St. Mary's Airport after two skydivers who took off from the airport landed inside the perimeter of Kings Naval Submarine Base.

The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/NylqeT ) that base commander on Monday called for the relocation of the airport, where The Jumping Place skydiving business is based.

Two skydivers missed the airfield along Georgia's coast on Aug.12 and landed on the high-security submarine base less than three miles away.

The St. Mary's Airport Authority last week revoked the company's operating permit. In spite of that and posted trespass warnings, the company took off with dozens of skydivers Saturday. Four received warnings from police and five were cited.

Owners of the business said they tell skydivers to never land on the submarine base.

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Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

 

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