Authorities say that a missing skydiver thought to have gone home after not returning from a jump was found dead two days after his parachute apparently failed to open.
A Brazoria County sheriff's official says that 35-year-old Scott
Bell was found yesterday in an overgrown field about a mile from
the Skydive Spaceland hangar where he worked.
The maintenance worker had jumped Wednesday. Bell lived in a trailer on the company's property.
The sheriff's official says that co-workers didn't find it unusual when they didn't see Bell following the jump.
On the last jump of the day, a lot of guys just go home.
An attorney for Skydive Spaceland says that the search for Bell
began yesterday after a pilot spotted what appeared to be a canopy
in the field, He says Bell's chute apparently failed to open and
the backup malfunctioned, he said.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.