Two North California skydivers died during a fatal tandem jump this past weekend. According to the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office, it is believed that the skydivers’ parachute failed to open during a jump on Saturday in San Joaquin County with Lodi Parachute Center. Authorities say they received an emergency call that two skydivers fell to the ground without an open parachute. The two men were found deceased in the Lodi area, and the preliminary investigation reveals the parachute malfunctioned. The men are believed to be in their 20s but have not been identified.
The owner of the Lodi Parachute Center claims one of the victims was a seasoned instructor with the company, with 700 jumps of experience. The owner believes the parachute failed to eject but does not know why. Skydivers at the Lodi Parachute Center did not discontinue jumps for the day but continued after the deadly incident. The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation into the accident.If you believe your loved one was killed in an accident that was preventable and caused by negligence, please seek legal help from St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. It is urgent you begin the legal process as soon as possible to ensure a proper investigation is conducted to establish vital evidence and fault. If the fault of an individual or party is discovered, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, can help you seek justice through various legal options. At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, your battle will be our fight. Contact us today and let us win this together.