An Military officer was killed skydiving Sunday morning in North Carolina in an incident one official described as a “freak accident.”
The incident was reported round 10:45 a.m. when a 911 caller reported a skydiver had been discovered lifeless on the Cape Worry Regional Jetport in Brunswick County.
Officers found the physique of Sgt. 1st Class Justin Goff, 29, of the US Military, who was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
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Oak Island Police Sgt. Loyd Hames informed WECT-TV that Goff was on a leisure skydiving journey and sustained an harm in a “freak accident” that occurred amid excessive winds. Goff’s parachute deployed and Hames informed WECT-TV he didn’t hit something on the way in which down.
A police report obtained by WWAY-TV listed the demise as suspected cardiac or respiratory arrest. An post-mortem is scheduled to find out the precise trigger.
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The 29-year-old was initially from Florida, and at the moment stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, WECT reported. Goff was married with three kids, in line with Omega Gymnastics in Fayetteville.
“Coach Justin will probably be significantly missed by a lot of our gymnasts and tumblers,” a put up by the group on Fb learn, partly.
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The group shared that Goff was a leisure and boys coach.
“He will probably be significantly missed by all of our Omega households and mates, and our ideas and prayers are along with his spouse, three kids, and his complete household and family members,” the group mentioned.
In an identical incident earlier this month, a “very skilled” skydiver fell to his demise in New Jersey. Officers mentioned that Paul Haaf’s parachute did deploy, however he however continued a fast and uncontrolled descent. When he did attempt to use an emergency chute, he was already too near the bottom, WPVI reported.