A skydiving grandad plunged to his death during a pre-game ceremony at a high school football game in Tennessee — in view of horrified spectators, a report said.
The unidentified skydiver fatally slammed onto the field during a scheduled pre-game show at David Crockett High School in Jonesborough that went horribly wrong, the Washington County Sheriff’s office told WTVC.
The skydiver was airlifted to an area hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.
Washington County Director of Schools Jerry Boyd referred to the man as a “beloved husband, father, and grandfather,” in a statement to WCYB.
Just a day after the mishap, another skydiver plunged to his death in New Jersey Saturday.
Michigan resident Brandon Jackson, 37, was found lying in a field near a runway at Alexandria Field Airport in Hunterdon County, New Jersey at 2:30 p.m., NJ.com reported.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials told the publication.
Police have not yet released the name of the company involved. It’s not clear exactly what caused the freak accident.