Just before his jump last week, veteran skydiver Vitantonio Capotorto sent his wife a video — a terrifying one that sent her racing to the Skydive DeLand building in Florida.
Capotorto, 27, told his wife on the clip that he was not going to pull the cord and that he was “going somewhere wonderful,” police told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
DeLand police said an officer was called to Skydive DeLand and was told the experienced skydiver jumped from a plane and did not deploy his parachute, WKMG-TV reported.
Tara Richards, an employee at Skydive DeLand, told police Capotorto seemed normal before the jump, the News-Journal reported, citing a written statement.
The fatality was the fifth reported at Skydive DeLand — considered one of America’s busiest jump spots — since May 2103, the paper said.