One killed in skydiving accident
One person was killed in an apparent skydiving accident Sunday.
Police responded to the DeLand Municipal Airport at 9:58 a.m. Sunday after a male parachutist, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, landed hard in a parking lot and was found unresponsive.
Witnesses told officers that they observed two parachutists collide mid-air with their parachutes open and got tangled. One person was able to regain control while the other was not able to get his parachute to re-open. Bystanders attempted to render first aid to the skydiver but were unsuccessful.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Contact: Chris Graham
Public Information Officer