The Associated Press

Police Investigate Skydiver’s Death

Pepperell, Mass. — Police and federal aviation officials are investigating the death of a Boston skydiver in Pepperell.

WCVB reports that police have identified the skydiver as Daniel Pelrine who died Sunday morning. The 37-year-old resident of the Boston neighborhood of Mattapan was experienced and it was not known if his equipment malfunctioned.

Police say Pelrine was declared dead at the scene of blunt trauma.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Pepperell police are investigating. Police did not immediately respond to calls and emails seeking details.

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  • Judy

    I had family members there when it happened. One was planning to jump, and was going to be on the next run. The others saw him coming down and said he was spiraling around, and it appeared that his parachute did not fully open. What a tragedy.

  • downtown21

    Sounds like a horrifying way to die, I’m sure he died instantly on impact but that’s a long way down to be staring death in the face. I hope he passed out or something and wasn’t forced to think about his impending death for that entire fall. I’ll never jump out of a plane that isn’t on fire and about to crash.

    • X-Ray

      There are very few circumstances in which one has the option to don a parachute and safely exit an unserviceable aircraft.

      • downtown21

        You’re insufferable.

        • X-Ray

          No, I am an Aeronautical Engineer and Private Pilot, just stating facts.

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