STURTEVANT, Wis. — A skydiver training for nationwide competitors has died after crashing right into a pond in Racine County, sheriff’s officers mentioned.
The 36-year-old man from Tennessee skilled a tough touchdown within the water subsequent to the Skydive Midwest skydiving heart close to Sturtevant Sunday, in accordance with officers.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the person was not acutely aware when he was pulled from the pond by different skydivers. Deputies and members of the Union Grove-Yorkville Fireplace & Rescue tried life-saving measures, however the man by no means regained consciousness.
Officers mentioned the person was an expert training for the U.S. Parachute Affiliation Nationwide Championships set to start Sept. 3 on the skydiving heart.
“It seems the sufferer was descending on the improper angle for the apply run, ensuing within the pond touchdown,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in an announcement. “Fellow skydivers who additionally witnessed the occasion in its entirety acknowledged his parachute was deployed and he confirmed no indicators of misery earlier than, throughout, or instantly earlier than touchdown. The opposite skilled skydivers that witnessed the occasion imagine he misjudged his angle of respectable which brought on a ‘laborious touchdown’ into the water.”
The investigation is ongoing. The sufferer has not been recognized and his hometown was not launched.
Sunday’s deadly crash was the second critical accident in lower than three months for Skydive Midwest. In June, two girls suffered life-threatening accidents whereas tandem skydiving on the facility.