Some would say that skydiving is an exhilarating experience, but it does require a certain amount of training. Unfortunately, there is also some risk to consider.
Skydive DeLand in DeLand, Florida has been around for 40 years.
It boasts of being a world-renowned skydiving destination that, according to its website, appeals to all levels, including beginners.
It’s an unfortunate and very rare occasion when the hobby takes someone’s life, but sadly that happened on October 3, according to WOFL.
In a freak accident, skydiver’s parachute failed to deploy during a jump at Skydive DeLand.
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The DeLand Police Department said the male victim experienced a hard landing as a result of the parachute not working.
DeLand PD is currently on site at DeLand Airport. A male skydiver has died after a parachute malfunction and hard landing.
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– DeLand Police Department (@DeLandPD) October 3, 2022
There are many reasons people might decide to try skydiving. The main reason seems to be that it seems like a unique experience like no other.
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It has been compared to the feeling of flying. According to Skydive Amelia Island, there is no feeling of falling because of wind resistance and the distance between the skydiver and the ground.
The skydiver’s view of the ground below is like an aerial map, and the gradual descent can also create a feeling as if the skydiver has wings.
According to Kelly West, owner of Skydive Greene County in the Dayton, Ohio area, many people have skydiving on their bucket list.
“We have the rare opportunity to make dreams come true. Realize this dream of human flight. That makes us feel good. We want to make people happy,” West told WHIO-TV on May 12.
She recalled an opportunity to be part of an event called Jump Fest celebrating the 101st birthday of World War II veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin.
She added that having the opportunity to speak to him really allowed her to put some things into perspective.
“Just really diving into how short life really is and that you really have to live life to the fullest,” West said.
According to WKMG-TV, eight more people who may have thought of a bucket list opportunity took to the skies on Oct. 7.
They were all in their 80s and set a world record for the largest formation of jumpers.
The event was a three-day event that formed part of the International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration at Skydive DeLand.
Skydive DeLand said they provided the plane and several photographers to review the jump for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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