Chester County authorities have now identified a skydiver they believe died after a collision with another jumper during a festival this weekend.
The accident occurred during the CarolinaFest skidiving festival at Chester Municipal Airport. The Chester County Sheriff’s Office said 32-year-old Bond Springer was attempting an advanced wingsuit maneuver at the end of Saturday’s festival. But he somehow ended up crashing into a second skydiver during the maneuver.
Deputies said the other man was able to pull his parachute and landed with a broken leg, but Springer did not deploy his. Springer’s body was not found until Sunday morning when search dogs discovered it about a mile away from what would have been his landing site.
The 32-year-old Springer was a Boca Raton, Florida native. Skydive Carolina, the company which organizes the jumps out of the Chester airport, said both men involved in the collision were “experienced.”
In a release, Skydive Carolina said it does not believe Springer’s parachute malfunctioned.