Zack Fogle of Kingston, Washington plunged 18,000 feet and 120 MPH to his death in Salmon, Idaho on Saturday.
The 27-year-old was a veteran skydiver, but was also a quadriplegic since an unfortunate auto accident in high school.
An examination of video and statements made by witnesses have revealed that there were no malfunctions with his equipment, but instead his disability prevented him from being able to deploy the main chute.
While there were rumors of suicide, Flathead County Undersheriff Jordan White dismissed the notion, saying:
"Zack died with another jump pass in his pocket. He was living his dream. His was an incredible story of his drive to live and to excel in this sport despite being disabled from an (automobile) accident when he was a junior in high school."
Ugh! Such a sad story and we're so sorry to hear about it! Our hearts go out to the Fogle family for their loss and wish that Zack rests in peace!
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