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Skydiver jumps to death in suicide mission – sends video to wife saying he won’t open parachute

When twenty seven years old Capotorto Vitantonio went skydiving, his wife thought nothing of it.   After all, the employee at United Parachute Technologies was a pro at that particular adventure sport and often used to unwind through a trip to the Skydive DeLand, 40 metres north of Orlando in Florida.  What his wife and coworker Costanza Zitellini was not prepared for was a video sent to her moments before he was to dive.  The video had Vitantonio detail how he was going 'somewhere wonderful'.  Zitellini im

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When twenty seven years old Capotorto Vitantonio went skydiving, his wife thought nothing of it. 

After all, the employee at United Parachute Technologies was a pro at that particular adventure sport and often used to unwind through a trip to the Skydive DeLand, 40 metres north of Orlando in Florida.

What his wife and coworker Costanza Zitellini was not prepared for was a video sent to her moments before he was to dive.

The video had Vitantonio detail how he was going 'somewhere wonderful'.

Zitellini immediately ran to the diving base, one of the busiest in the country and begged an employee to send a message to the plane and stop her husband from committing suicide.

However she was too late. By the time the employee had radioed the plane, Vitantonio had already jumped, reports Unilad.

The experienced diver with over 600 jumps was found dead at 10:25am on Tuesday in a field south east of the airport runways - he had not even bothered to open his parachute.

Mike Johnson, general manager of Sky Dive DeLand washed his hands off the incident. He claimed that his company's responsibility extended up to getting people up in the sky safely - what people do outside the aircraft is not under the company's purview.

Others at the diving base who had met Vitantonio remarked that he looked nothing out of the ordinary on that fateful day.

 

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