Skydiver dies when parachute fails to deploy

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

DELAND - Police in central Florida say a skydiver died when his parachute failed to deploy.

Sgt. Chris Estes told the Daytona Beach News-Journal a witness saw the man fall about 5 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive DeLand.

Estes says it appears he was trying to deploy a reserve shoot but didn't have enough time.

The man is believed to be in his 60s. He's not been identified.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident on Thursday.

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