Skydiver found dead at Skydive DeLand

West Volusia police news

West Volusia police news

A skydiver was found dead Tuesday morning at Skydive DeLand, according to DeLand city spokesman Chris Graham.

The skydiver, who authorities had not identified as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, was found wearing parachute equipment, which appeared to be partially deployed.

“The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation,” said Graham. 

"At this time, it does not appear that the parachute malfunctioned," he added. "An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing. Authorities are also attempting to contact the male’s family."

The investigation into the skydiver’s death is ongoing. Graham said more information will be released as it becomes available.


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