Jun 16, 2013 4:50 PM by Associated Press
ROSHARON, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a skydiver has been killed after plunging to the ground when one of his parachutes failed to open during a Houston-area jump.
The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened Saturday afternoon. The name of the man who died wasn't immediately released.
Officials with Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon on Sunday said the experienced skydiver had activated his main parachute, then released it and for unknown reasons never activated his reserve chute.
A statement from the company says the victim did not have optional emergency devices that would have activated his reserve parachute automatically.
Rosharon is 15 miles south of Houston.
2 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more