Skip to comments.San Jose skydiver dies after falling out of harness
Posted on 08/26/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A skydiver has died after he fell out of his parachute harness during a jump at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis.
Yolo County sheriff's Sgt. Hector Bautista says the 23-year-old man made the jump in Davis over the Yolo County Airport at about 6 p.m. Saturday. He died at a hospital.
His name hasn't been released but Bautista says he was an experienced skydiver who lived in San Jose.
Yolo County officials said they were sent to the scene around 6 p.m. Deputies located the body of the deceased 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," according to Sheriff's Department spokesman Mark Persons. "Friends and fellow skydivers stated that victim was an experienced skydiver with more than 600 jumps.
The accident is still under investigation.
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He was inexperienced at parachuteless landings.
Black humor: this happened in Yolo County.
Suicide as a cause makes the most sense. You aren’t about to fall out of a strapped on rig.
I’m sure he said more than shoot.
Yo to lo in Yolo County ....cause of death ....impact. No dead cat bounce this time....sad.
That’s a heck of a way to off yourself. No mind changing there.
Oops . . .
You don’t need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice.
What if you strapped to a cat?
I noticed that too.
You Only Live Once.
If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not the sport for you.
See my tagline.
In the first part of the story it says he died at a “hospital,” then further down it states that “the deceased skydiver” was found north of the airport. Which is it?
Nope, not me. Plus I’d be doubly sure I was harnessed in tight. I’ve made three static line jumps just to see how it felt. Three. Just three.
It wasn’t the fall that killed him.
It wasn’t that sudden stop at the end of his fall that killed him.
It was the hospital.
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