A Tennessee grandfather fell to his demise throughout a skydiving accident at a highschool soccer recreation Friday night as startled onlookers watched, in accordance with officers.
The 55-year-old skilled skydiver was collaborating in a pregame ceremony occasion for the annual “Musket Bowl,” a soccer recreation between David Crockett Excessive Faculty and Daniel Boone Excessive Faculty when he was injured upon touchdown, stated Washington County Colleges Superintendent Jerry S. Boyd.
The sufferer was airlifted from the David Crockett Excessive Faculty soccer stadium to an space hospital the place he was pronounced useless.
Boyd wouldn’t establish the 55-year-old, however stated all of the skydivers collaborating within the pregame stunt have been skilled skydivers with the group jumpTN. JumpTN didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
“On behalf of David Crockett Excessive Faculty, Daniel Boone Excessive Faculty, and the remainder of the Washington County Colleges group, we’re saddened by the tragic incident that occurred previous to the beginning of tonight’s soccer recreation on the David Crockett Excessive Faculty soccer stadium,” stated Boyd in a press release launched Friday. “Our deepest sympathies exit to the household of the injured skydiver that has handed away. We ask that everybody maintain the household of their ideas and prayers as they cope with the lack of a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.”
Boyd says college students and workers in want will be capable of obtain psychological well being assist on the Washington County faculties beginning Monday.
“We’re additionally deeply involved for the well-being of all in attendance on the soccer recreation that witnessed this horrible accident,” he stated.