Skydiving incident kills individual in Florida after parachute ‘failed to open’

2 months ago

DeLand news, Florida news.

Authorities in DeLand, Florida are investigating a fatal skydiving incident when an individual’s parachute “failed to open” killing him on Monday.

DeLand Police Department Spokesperson Ava Hanner said that the incident occurred at around 11:45 a.m. at DeLand Municipal Airport.

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  • The male victim, who was not identified, perished at the scene “following a parachute malfunction and hard landing.”

    Pictures from the scene showed emergency responders and a plane with propellers on the tarmac of DeLand Municipal Airport.

    “DeLand PD is currently on scene at the DeLand Airport. A male skydiver is deceased following a parachute malfunction and hard landing,” the department said on Twitter.