Skydiver dies in Tennessee high school football pregame dive

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A skydiver has actually died after his hard landing from a pregame jump at a Tennessee high school football stadium on Friday, authorities said.

In a declaration, Washington Region Schools Superintendent Jerry Boyd said the scuba diver jumped at the David Crockett Senior high school football arena in the northeastern Tennessee town of Jonesborough. David Crockett was dealing with Daniel Boone Senior high school from nearby Gray.

Boyd claimed the skydiver was a cherished husband, papa as well as grandfather. He stated mental health and wellness assistance specialists will be at both institutions on Monday.

“Our inmost compassions go out to the family of the injured skydiver that has actually passed away,” Boyd claimed in the statement.

Dive TN, a business in Greeneville, claimed in a statement that the 55-year-old guy collaborated with the firm and had actually carried out more than 1,500 jumps during decades of experience.

In what it called a “tough touchdown beyond the desired landing location,” the company said onlookers and also witnesses did not see anything uncommon regarding the free fall or his parachute, saying it was released “without incident.” Witnesses “really did not discover anything uncommon regarding the parachute’s efficiency that would certainly show any kind of abnormality or malfunction,” the business said.

“The entire skydiving community is distressed by the sudden loss of a remarkable member of their neighborhood,” the company claimed. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased.”

Authorities have actually not yet launched the identification of the skydiver.

After the occurrence, the skydiver was airlifted to the hospital for his injuries and a minute of silence was held. The football video game went on with a postponed beginning.


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