Kentucky Man Dies In Skydiving Accident

A Kentucky man fell to his death while skydiving in Cincinnati.

21-year old Thomas Bartlett of Owensboro jumped out of a helicopter around 7:30 Friday night.

Investigators say witnesses tell them Bartlett's parachute didn't open until he was about 40 feet from the ground, but it was too late. Bartlett was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by James Dixon Location: Lawrenceburg on Aug 24, 2008 at 05:15 PM
    That would be a horrible way to die. God Bless his soul and I pray for his family and friends.
  • by tvb on Aug 24, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    My guess is back-up shoots are useless when jumping from a helicopter. You don't jump from a height that would make them an option if the main shoot fails.
  • by steve on Aug 24, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    Where was his backup shoot?

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 27320164 - wkyt.com/a?a=27320164
Gray Television, Inc.