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Skydiver found dead on homeowner’s front lawn was captured landing on surveillance footage

Skydiver found dead on homeowner’s front lawn was captured landing on surveillance footage

The man was found at a residence near to an airport which hosts skydiving clubs

The final moments of a skydiver who died following a jump were captured on CCTV, it has emerged.

On October 7 the man was found in a residence located just one block from the Arthur Dunn Airpark, which hosts a number of skydiving clubs.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene at the residence in Titusville in Brevard County, Florida.

It is not clear exactly what the circumstances were which led to the man's untimely death, and police have opened an investigation into the incident.

He was discovered wearing parachuting gear on the residence's lawn.

Now, a chilling image has emerged which appears to capture the skydiver's tragic final moments during his ill-fated descent.

Security footage of the driveway where the man was found has the camera trained on a large black SUV parked in the driveway.

The car's rear window has been tinted black, making it highly reflective.

In the reflection you can clearly see the skydiver making his way towards the ground.

The skydiver is clearly visible in the reflection.
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It's clear from the reflected image that the man did manage to open his parachute before hitting the ground, and the parachute appears to be fully open.

Homeowner James Sconiers told WKMG that he had approached the man and asked repeatedly if he could hear him, but got no response.

Vietnam veteran Sconiers said: "Look at the video and look at what happened. Why did he fall so hard if all the safety mechanisms in place? Something tells me there's a problem there."

The police have opened an investigation into the incident, and no further information has been released at present.

Nonetheless, Sconiers is adamant that the community needs answers.

The parachute appears to be fully open.
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He said: "God forbid I'm right here, you know, and from a safety perspective we need to make sure things is the way it's supposed to be."

A tweet from the Titusville fire department said: "**Skydiver down** Report of skydiver down on Merry Ln. this located just adjacent to Arthur-Dunn Airpark."

A statement from Titusville Police department read: "Titusville Police Detectives are investigating the death of a man in connection with a solo parachuting incident that occurred on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 12:25 PM.

"The preliminary investigation revealed an adult male outfitted in parachute attire and gear was located on the lawn of a residence on the 2600 block of Merry Lane.

"The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"This remains an ongoing investigation and more details will be released upon its conclusion."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando

Topics: News, US News