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DeLand sky diver sent wife video foretelling suicidal plunge

DeLand sky diver sent wife video foretelling suicidal plunge

According to the report, he told his wife in the video that he was going "somewhere wonderful".

Capotorto had already jumped to his death from a Skydive DeLand airplane, flying 13,500 feet above the city without deploying his parachute, police said.

Mr Capotorto, an Italian national who lived in DeLand, was an avid sky-driver who had made more than 600 previous jumps.

On Tuesday, 25-year-old Costansa Litellini ran into the Skydive Deland building on Flightline Boulevard, begging employee Tara Richards to stop her husband from sky diving.

He told his wife that he was not planning to pull the ripcord and was "going somewhere wonderful". His wife said that he appeared normal prior to jumping.

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

Capotorto was found face down in a field near the airport in DeLand, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

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

The worker radioed the pilot, but Capotorto had already jumped, police said.

A spokesman for Skydive DeLand told the Washington Post that they offer their deepest sympathy to Vitantonio's family and friends.

This was the fifth reported fatality at Sky Dive DeLand, which is considered one of the nation's busiest skydiving points, since 2013.

The United States Parachute Association recorded 3.2 million parachute jumps previous year, 16 of which were fatal. His social media profiles show numerous photos of him in the air, sometimes with a GoPro-style camera strapped to his head.