Two die skydiving in Florida; victims identified

Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-24 15:31:55-04


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.