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DeLand sky diver sent wife video foretelling suicidal plunge

17 July 2017, 08:32 | Colleen Roy

Skydiver jumped to his death after leaving video for wife, police say

An incident report released Friday by the De Land Police Department says Capotorto Vitantonio’s wife ran into Sky Dive De Land Tuesday after receiving the video and begged an employee to stop her husband

The report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Vitantonio told her wife, Costanza Litellini that he was going to jump out of the plan but was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful".

Police say in the video Vitantonio told his wife he was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful".

In the police statement, Richards told police that before the flight, Capotorto "had seemed normal", the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Vitantonio, an Italian national, was found with his face down in a field southeast of the runways at DeLand Municipal Airport, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Jumping from a plane Tuesday morning about 10am, dispatchers on the ground desperately tried reaching crew, urging them to stop Vitantonio.

Capotorto Vitantonio, 27, was a professional #Skydiver.

City of DeLand spokesman Chris Graham said DeLand police could not recall any prior investigations involving a suicide by a sky diver.

Capotorto was an avid skydiver with more than 600 jumps.

WKMG reported that this was the fifth fatality during the past four years for Skydive Deland.

Vitantonio's was employer was United Parachute Technologies, which is also based in DeLand, according to Time. All level of skydiver from beginners signing up for a first tandem jump to experienced groups of skydivers who want to jump out of multiple planes.

A manager at the company said that they have the best aircraft in the nation and noted that "when a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves". Pictured on the right, the man's wife, Image via Facebook.

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