Skydivers died from blunt trauma

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 30, 2013 at 10:12 am •  Published: March 30, 2013
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The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it will not release the video of the skydivers' last moments, citing a state law that keeps recordings that depict people dying from being released.

Arnarson and Pordarson didn't deploy their main parachutes, which could mean that they lost altitude awareness and didn't know where they were during the jump, Skydive City co-owner T.K. Hayes has told The Associated Press. Both victims had backup automatic activation devices, but they didn't have time to fully inflate.

Out of just over 3 million jumps, 19 skydivers died last year across the U.S., according to the United States Parachute Association. Experts said it is "very rare" for two jumpers to die in the same accident.

The victims were part of a skydiving group from Iceland who travel to Florida annually.