Florida Skydiver Killed in Saturday Accident
A man from Florida was killed in a skydiving accident that happened on Sunday.
Details about the Fatal Skydiving Accident
According to officials from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 32-year-old Bond Springer, of Boca Raton, Florida, was found in a wooded area almost 14 hours after the accident originally happened.
The sheriff’s office further stated that Springer was skydiving in a wing suit on Saturday evening when he collided with a second skydiver. The report further stated that the other man landed when his parachute deployed, but was transported to the hospital to be treated for a broken leg.
Due to approaching storms, search crews suspended their search, but resumed at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning and found Springer’s body a short time later.
Important Information about Skydiving Accidents
- In 2014, there were a recorded 3.2 million jumps in the United States.
- During the same year, there were only a recorded 24 fatal skydiving accidents.
- In 2014, there was an average of one fatality per 133,333 skydives in the United States.