The Florida authorities say that a skydiver’s body was found on the front lawn of a house.
The Fire Department in Titusville said in a statement that the body was found in the yard of a home on Merry Lane at 12:25 p.m. local time on Saturday after a solo parachuting event had gone wrong.
The department announced Monday that the skydiver was Frederick C. Morello, 69. The Ormand Beach resident was pronounced dead after paramedics showed up.
After discovering the skydiver, officials denied a request for a helicopter at the scene, police wrote on X (previously Twitter). No emergency airlifting was necessary.
Morello, according to the police, was wearing full parachute gear. A neighbor’s security camera caught the fatal fall and impact.
A resident, James Sconiers, notified the media that the skydiver had landed in his yard. He said he yelled to the person on the ground, “Can you hear me?” But Sconiers said he was unresponsive. He called 911.
The tragedy perplexed the airline industry expert and Vietnam War veteran Sconiers.
He said to take a look at the footage and see for yourself what happened. Why did he fall with such force if proper safeguards were in place? He suspects there is an issue there. Scomiers thinks the skydiver shattered his neck in the fall.
According to CBS News, Nicole Lacount, whose aunt lives in the region, told WKMG-TV that the event scene was the worst she had ever seen. Upon hearing that rescue personnel had come, she recalled seeing the skydiver on the ground.
According to CBS News, the skydiver landed hard near the Skydive Space Center in Titusville. The incident may or may not have had anything to do with the facility.
The authorities have stated they are still looking into the skydiver’s death.