Skydiver Told Wife He Wasn't Going to Pull Cord


But it was too late.

A report via The Daytona Beach News-Journal told of distraught wife, Costansa Litellini, 25 running into the Skydive Deland building, pleading with employee Tara Richards to stop her husband from sky diving.

A skydiver in DeLand, Florida sent a video to his wife saying he wasn't going to pull the cord on his parachute, minutes before jumping to his death from a plane.

Officials began to search for Vitantonio from the sky and the ground.

A Florida man sent his wife a horrifying video that he meant to kill himself during a jump by not pulling his ripcord, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

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Before he had leaped from the plane, his wife, Costanza Zitellini, had run into Skydive DeLand trying to stop him.

In the police statement, Richards told police that before the flight, Capotorto "had seemed normal", the Orlando Sentinel reported. But the plane, with 27-year-old Capotorto Vitantonio inside, had already taken off. Vitantonio's body was found face down in a field a short time later.

A chaplain was called to the scene to let Litellini know that Vitantonio had died.

Capotorto, who had made 600 jumps, and his wife both worked at United Parachute Technologies, a DeLand company at 1645 Lexington Ave., which makes containers for parachutes, according to Rosie Sigmund, customer service manager who declined further comment.

In 2016, United States Parachute Association recorded 21 fatal skydiving accidents in the US out of roughly 3.2 million jumps.