But it was all too late as the suicidal parachuter had just jumped moments before.
Vitantonio Capotorto, a veteran sky diver, had 600 jumps under his belt.
A Skydive DeLand employee told the officer that Capotorto's wife ran in to the business and tried to halt her husband's jump because he had left her a "disturbing" video saying that he was not going to pull the cord of the parachute, officials said.
Richards contacted the plane, but got word that the man had already jumped.
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Richards told police she had seen Vitantonio before the flight and "he had seemed normal".
Tragically, the husband's body was discovered face down in a field near the runway after leaping to his death.
A chaplain was called to the scene to let Costansa know that Capotorto had died. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Costanza Zitellini rushed to Skydive DeLand after receiving the video. This is reportedly the fifth fatality at Skydive DeLand in the past four years. The spokesman went on to say the professional skydiver was not affiliated with Skydive DeLand, but was a licensed skydiver who had received the appropriate training for solo jumps.
A spokesman for Skydive DeLand told the Washington Post that they offer their deepest sympathy to Vitantonio's family and friends.
A manager at the company said that they have the best aircraft in the nation and noted that "when a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves".