Sky diver warned he wasn't going to pull cord before jumping

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2017

An experienced skydiver told his wife in a video message that he would not be deploying his parachute, but she was too late to save him, according to reports.

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

Both Vitantonio and Zitellini were employees of United Parachute Technologies, which is also based in DeLand.

Vitantonio and his wife lived in DeLand.

He was 27 years old.

Capotorto's wife rushed to the Skydive DeLand building in DeLand, Florid, a to try stop him from flying, telling Tara Richards, an employee, about the video, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Vitantonio Capotorto, a veteran sky diver, had 600 jumps under his belt.

Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to Vitantonio seeking his suicidal death and why the man had chosen dying in such a dramatic fashion and why the husband declined reaching out to his wife or any other individual or entity before his plan....?

City of DeLand spokesman Chris Graham said DeLand police could not recall any prior investigations involving a suicide by a sky diver.

Mike Johnston, the general manager, told The News-Journal that Zitellini's message came just "moments" after he jumped. He was found facedown in a field near Skydive DeLand, one of the busiest skydiving hubs in the country.

'We give our [customers] a safe ride to altitude and we transport them using aircraft that has been considered the best maintained in the industry, ' Johnston said. "When a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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