PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A skydiver is dead after what officials are calling a 'hard landing' while performing a solo trick Tuesday afternoon.
According to Zephyrhills Police, officers responded to Skydive City just after 3 p.m.
Officials said 27-year-old skydiver Thomas Barrett from Salem, Ohio was performing a swooping maneuver when he had a “hard landing.”
Barrett was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with severe injuries. He was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m.
According to Skydive City waiver records, Barrett was listed as an experienced skydiver with more than 1,000 prior jumps.