Authorities Review Video of Fatal Skydive

11:39 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Authorities Review Video of Fatal Skydive

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Pasco County authorities are reviewing video from a helmet camera worn by one of two skydivers killed during a jump Saturday in Zephyrhills. Instructor Orvar Arnarson, 41, and student Andrimar Pordarson, 25, both of Iceland, went missing after a jump at Skydive City. On Sunday, their bodies were found in a wooded area about a mile from the landing zone. T.K. Hayes, co-owner of Skydive City, said neither man's main parachute had deployed, but both reserve chutes had opened. "But it was not in time to save their lives," Hayes said. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office will determine the official cause of death. The Federal Aviation Administration may also join the investigation. Hundreds of skydivers are in Zephyrhills for the annual Easter Boogie event, which will likely go forward, Hayes said.
One of two skydivers from Iceland killed during a jump Saturday in Zephyrhills was wearing a video camera on his helmet so the footage will be used by Pasco County authorities investigating the deaths. Instructor Orvar Arnarson, 41, and student, Andrimar Pordarson, 25, died in the jump Saturday morning at Skydive City in Zephyrhills.