Betty on the News: Two Skydivers Die After Chutes Get Tangled
Tragedy strikes as two experienced jumpers pass away
Two members of esteemed skydiving squad Red Line were killed on Sunday after their parachutes became tangled at 6,000 feet in Northern California.
The eight-member group was practicing for next month’s U.S. Parachute Association national skydiving championships when the tragedy took place, according to Bill Dause, who owns the Parachute Center.
Members were in close formation when three parachutes got tangled, causing one teammate to die upon hitting the ground and another to pass away later at a nearby hospital. One lucky participant managed to disconnect from the group, and made it to safety.
Both casualties had successfully jumped over 4,000 times, making the deaths all the more heartbreaking. Authorities will be releasing the names of the deceased shortly. (msnbc.com)