Friday, January 1, 2016

Fatal accident occurred December 31, 2015 at Skydive Arizona, Eloy, Pinal County




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ELOY, Ariz., Jan. 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A skydiving accident in Arizona claimed the life of a Salt Lake City man on New Years Eve.

According to a press release issued by the Eloy Police Department, officers were called to the scene of a skydiving accident, at 4900 N. Taylor Drive, Eloy, at 7:25 p.m.

When officers arrived they discovered Ronald Mazzola, 37, on the ground about 100 feet from the main landing area. Officers said bystanders were performing CPR on Mazzola before the Eloy Fire District arrived and continued life-saving efforts.

Mazzola was later pronounced dead on scene.

According to the release, Mazzola was an experienced skydiver with more than nine years of experience and 800 jumps, 40 of them in just the last six months.

Witnesses told officers Mazzola’s parachute malfunctioned at about 100 feet from the ground.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Eloy Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Federal Aviation Authority.

For anyone wishing to help, the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help transport Mazzola’s body back to Utah.




ELOY, Ariz. — A Salt Lake City man is dead after a skydiving accident in Eloy, Ariz., on New Year’s Eve.

Ronald Mazzola Jr., 37, was skydiving at Skydive Arizona, 4900 N. Taylor Drive, when his parachute malfunctioned, according to a press release from Eloy Police.

A witness reported seeing Mazzola’s parachute collapse about 100 feet from the ground as Mazzola was descending, the release states.

Bystanders were performing CPR when officers arrived. When the Eloy Fire District arrived on scene, life-saving efforts continued but Mazzola was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mazzola was an experienced skydiver. The release states Mazzola had more than nine years of experience and participated in more than 800 jumps.

The parachute was turned over to the FAA for inspection.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Eloy Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the FAA.




ELOY, Ariz. — A Salt Lake City man died while skydiving in Arizona on Thursday his parachute collapsed about 100 feet from the ground, witnesses told police. 

About 7:25 p.m., the Eloy Police Department responded to the incident at Skydive Arizona, 4900 N. Taylor Drive, in Eloy. They found a man identified as Ronald Mazzola Jr., 37, lying on the ground about 100 feet from the main landing area.

Several people were performing CPR on him when police arrived. Emergency responders continued efforts to revive him, but Mazzola was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

An official cause of the uncontrolled fall hasn't been determined, but a witness described seeing Mazzola's parachute collapse about 100 feet from the ground during his descent. The parachute was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration for inspection.

Mazzola's cause of death was under investigation by the Eloy Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Pinal County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy, according to police.

Investigators say Mazzola was an experienced skydiver, having participated in more than 800 jumps in the past nine years, with 40 jumps in the past six months.

Source:  http://www.deseretnews.com



TUCSON - A skydiver from Salt Lake City fell to his death at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Ariz. at around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, New Year's Eve.

A witness said 37-year-old Ronald Mazzola Jr.’s parachute collapsed about 100 feet from the ground as he was descending.

Bystanders were performing CPR when first responders arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends said Mazzola was an experienced skydiver. He had nine years of experience and executed 800 jumps.

His death is under investigation.

Story and video:  http://www.kvoa.com

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