Chester County Coroner: Skydiver died on impact in midair
CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Bond Springer, 32, never deployed his parachute, according to WSOC.
An autopsy Monday revealed that Springer died on impact in midair when he collided with another man 20 seconds after both jumped together from a plane.
That impact happened at a minimum of 140 miles per hour, Tinker said. Springer was killed instantly at roughly 10,000 feet.
The other skydiver, Avalon Wolf, suffered a broken leg in the collision but made it safely to the ground at the Chester County Airport.
Springer, of Florida, had made more than 400 jumps and had more than 10 years of experience as a skydiver. Family members told Channel 9 skydiving was his passion. He leaves a girlfriend and a 3-year-old daughter behind.
Rescue crews began a search for him late Saturday. Emergency officials sent out an automated call to everyone living within two miles of the airport. It made them aware that search teams would be in the area, and they could knock on their door seeking information.
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