Two die skydiving in Florida; victims identified

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PIX11– Two people are dead after a horrific skydiving accident in Florida.

41-year-old instructor Orvar Arnarson and 25-year-old student Andrimar Pordarson were part of a group from Iceland that  jumped and never returned.

The two did not do a tandem jump, but authorities believe they got tangled in mid-air.

It happened on the groups third jump of the day.

20 other people jumped out of that plane that day as well.

Once everyone was on the ground they realized the two men were missing.

The search for their bodies went on for nearly five hours.

A manager for the company SkydiveCity said the chutes had automatic deployment devices so the possibility of them failing to open is very unlikely.

No other people were injured.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.



  • Taylor

    This is the 2nd skydiving incident I've seen this week and my girlfriend is going at the end of May. I don't want her to go anymore haha

  • gr689

    Bodies were found…this story was maybe a paragraph long here…PIX could've written this a little better

    • Mike

      In 1968 a drill instructor at Ft. Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne, told us there were only two things that came out of the sky. That was birdsh*t and fools. I was convinced that I was neither.

      • Suzanne

        I agree with your drill instructor. I have nothing to prove to myself by jumping out of an airplane.

  • james

    I`ve been trying to get my wife to go skydiving but she refuses to jump out of the plane without a parachute. Maybe a deep sea diving trip?

  • Mestano

    Had a friend that skydived. He joked that, statistically speaking, it was safest to jump where there had been fatalities.

  • SCS-465

    There is no such thing as a "perfectly good airplane" …that's why parachutes were invented in the first place. That, and man's desire for challenge, adventure, thrills, adrenaline rush!! BLUE SKIES!!

  • Andy

    That's very shocking news man! I can not think that someone jump and never return and this is really hurt me. I hope without having proper training no one will try for this kind of fun.

  • Handre

    I'm very much shocked by knowing about this horrific skydiving accident in Florida. But please let me know about their body. Waiting for your response. :)

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