DELAND (CBSMiami/AP) — A mid-air collision between two skydivers in Florida has lead to one death, said authorities.
Officers were called Sunday morning to the DeLand Municipal Airport, north of Orlando, where a man landed hard in a parking lot and was found unresponsive, according to a DeLand police statement.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale PD Confirms Driver Accidentally Hit Wilton Manors Pride Parade Participants
Witnesses told officers that two skydivers had collided in mid-air with their parachutes open and got tangled. One person was able to regain control, but the other was not able to get his parachute to reopen, officials said.READ MORE: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas Leaves PortMiami For First Simulated Sailing
Bystanders attempted to render first aid to the skydiver but were unsuccessful, according to authorities.
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