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Skydiver dies because parachute doesn't open: Could have been suicide

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In shocking news, a skydiver died when the parachute didn't open. This should not make you scared to head out skydiving on your next vacation though because it is very possible that it was on purpose. On Thursday, News Max shared about what happened to this skydiver.

Thomas Steve Clark was 53-years-old. The owner of the parachute company doesn't think that there was a problem though. They actually believe that the man committed suicide and didn't open the chute on purpose. There is something on the parachutes that should have opened it if the diver doesn't do it. This device can be turned off though and the owner of Skydive San Diego believes this is what happened.

Clark was going through a hard time in his life including a divorce. The owner explained that he could have turned off the device that would automatically open the parachute if he didn't open it. They said that they believe it was turned off, but are not saying that for sure at this time.

Fox 5 shared a bit more information about the accident. The owner of Skydive San Diego knew Thomas Steve Clark. He said the man was depressed and he had known him for about 15-20 years. He fell into a field to his death. The report say that he had been skydiving for more than 30 years so it is pretty obvious he would know how to turn on and off this device. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is now doing the investigation on his death. More information could come out after they are able to look into the details of the skydiving accident.