A Skydive DeLand employee told the officer that Capotorto's wife ran in to the business and tried to halt her husband's jump because he had left her a "disturbing" video saying that he was not going to pull the cord of the parachute, officials said.
Licensed sky diver Capotorto Vitantonio leapt to his death Tuesday - just before his wife begged dispatchers not to let him jump.
Capotorto was found face down in a field near the airport in DeLand, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
In a video sent to his wife before the jump, Vitantonio Capotorto, pictures above, said he was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful". But by the time employees were able to make contact, Capotorto had already jumped, reported the Orlando Sentinel. Vitantonio was an Italian national and worked for United Parachute Technologies since September 2016, which is also based in DeLand.
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A spokesman for Skydive DeLand told the Washington Post that they offer their deepest sympathy to Vitantonio's family and friends.
Mike Johnson, Sky Dive DeLand's general manager - one of the United States' busiest skydiving points - told the News-Journal: 'We give our [customers] a safe ride to altitude and we transport them using aircraft that has been considered the best maintained in the industry.
Capotorto was an avid skydiver with more than 600 jumps.
Vitantonio's #suicide is reportedly the fifth death within four years at the skydiving center. "When a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves". Pictured on the right, the man's wife, Image via Facebook.