Skydiving quadriplegic plunges to his death after his parachute fails to open

Dailymail - A quadriplegic man died in a weekend skydiving accident, Flathead County officials said Monday.

Zack Fogle, 27, who had five years of skydiving experience died Saturday afternoon when his parachute did not open during a jump at a skydiving festival in northwestern Montana.

He plunged 18,000 feet to his death because he was unable to manually deploy his parachute, and his emergency chute was not set to automatically release, authorities said.

While this is a tragedy, many people are happy that he died doing what he loved, living life. He was an adventurer and was always found trying to get an adrenaline rush. Skydiving was only one of the “dangerous” things he had done; He also went bungee jumping and much more. In fact, he “had completed more than 125 jumps and had participated in the Lost Prairie Boogie before.”


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