Re: [captain1976] 8 May 2013 Fatality Skydive Deland
A most recent report from a witness I spoke with stated he may have had trouble finding the handle given his baggy jumpsuit and new rig.
Further reported is the reserve did actually inflate at time of impact and he could have used a few extra feet of sky.
Been a while since I lost someone I know to our sport. Lots in the old days but that's when parachutes didn't open and being older I don't know that many swoopers who seem to buy it with more regularity.
I share with others how hard it is to make these reports of those we know