Parachutist Dies After Crash Landing At High School Football Game

A parachutist has died after sustaining injuries while attempting to skydive into a Tennessee high school football stadium.

The skydiver’s jump was part of the pregame festivities for the Musket Bowl, a rivalry game between Daniel Boone and David Crockett high schools, per WJHL. After the incident, the parachutist was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center where he later died.

A moment of silence was held after the skydiver was on his way to the hospital and the choice was made to go ahead with the game after about a 45-minute delay.

It was also announced that the skydiver had been part of a private company hired for the event.

On Saturday morning, Washington County Schools Superintendent Jerry Boyd announced the skydiver had died from his injuries.

While Boyd did not give the skydiver’s name, he did mention that he was a husband, father, and grandfather.

The school said mental health services will be available to students.

Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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