Skydivers plummet to their deaths in Florida


Skydive instructor and student plummet to their deaths in Florida

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Authorities say a skydive instructor and a student who jumped separately have died in Florida.

 Skydivers in this file photo.

The skydivers, both men, were part of a jump Saturday in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa. Authorities say the plane took off about 10:30 a.m. and 22 people jumped. When only 20 returned, authorities started searching for the missing men.

The bodies were located about 7:30 p.m. in a wooded area south of the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. They were found near each other.

Pasco County sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow would not comment on whether their parachutes had opened, saying that was part of the investigation.

The skydivers were part of a jump through Skydive City in Zephyrhills.

Snow says authorities will release the names after next of kin are notified.

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