Skydiver Told Wife He Wasn't Going to Pull Cord


Skydiver Told Wife He Wasn't Going to Pull Cord

However when he headed off to #Skydive DeLand Tuesday for a jump, he was planning for it to be his last.

In a video sent to his wife before the jump, Vitantonio Capotorto, pictures above, said he was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful".

Vitantonio, an Italian national, was found with his face down in a field southeast of the runways at DeLand Municipal Airport, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. However, shortly after he left home she received the horrifying message that her husband was planning to kill himself. But by the time her plea reached his plane, Vitantonio had already leapt.

An experienced skydiver in Florida committed suicide by jumping out of a plane and not pulling the parachute chord, according to police.

The worker said Capotorto seemed normal before the flight, according to the police report.

Capotorto Vitantonio
Deland Florida skydiver Capotorto Vitantonio. Image via Facebook

Vitantonio Capotorto, a veteran sky diver, had 600 jumps under his belt.

A chaplain was called to the scene to let Costansa know that Capotorto had died. According to authorities, the skydiver had fallen 13,500 feet to his death. He was 27 and lived in DeLand with his wife. The spokesman pointed out that he had paid for his Tuesday jump from the plane.

It was the fifth reported fatality since May 2013 at Skydive DeLand, which is considered one of the busiest jump spots in the nation.

In 2016, United States Parachute Association recorded 21 fatal skydiving accidents in the US out of roughly 3.2 million jumps. His Facebook page is full of photos of him in the air with a GoPro camera strapped to his head.