Skydiver texts wife telling her he won't pull parachute cord before jumping

Image courtesy of WFLA

Image courtesy of WFLA

According to WKMG, officials say Vitantonio sent a "disturbing" video to Litellini before his jump.

According to the report, Capotorto Vitantonio, 27, died and was found facedown in a field near Skydive DeLand on Tuesday, after sending the message to his wife who attempted to reach the pilot of the plane before the jump.

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.

Richards immediately called the plane, but it was too late.

By the time the ground staff had radioed the pilot, he had already jumped.

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Zitellini said she received a video message from Vitantonio telling her that he was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful".

Capotorto Vitantonio then plunged to his death at Sky Dive DeLand in Florida. According to his Facebook, he was employed by United Parachute Technologies, which makes cases for parachutes.

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

The News-Journal reported that this is the fifth death since 2013 at Skydive DeLand, which is "one of the busiest jump spots in the nation".

'When a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves'.

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