Skydiving Instructor, Student Die During Weekend Jump

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (March 24, 2013)--An investigation was underway Sunday into the deaths of a skydiving instructor and a student, both from Iceland, who died during weekend jumps with a group in Florida, authorities said.

Pascoe County sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow said the two men took part with 20 other people Saturday in jumps in Zephyrhills, Fla., about 30 miles northeast of Tampa.

A search began after only 20 of the 22 skydivers returned, authorities said.

Snow said the bodies were found near each other Saturday evening in woods south of the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport.

She would not comment whether their parachutes of the skydivers had opened, saying that was part of the investigation.

The spokeswoman later said the dead were identified as instructor Orvar Arnarson, 41, and Andrimar Pordarson, 25.


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