Authorities say a skydiving instructor has died after his parachute failed to open during a tandem jump in the Houston area
WALLER, Texas — A skydiving instructor was killed after his parachute failed to open during a tandem jump in the Houston area, authorities said.
A student who was doing the tandem jump with the instructor was seriously injured Saturday, Skydive Houston said.
Both were airlifted to a Houston hospital after the jump Saturday in Waller, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Houston. The instructor later died and the student had serious injuries that aren’t life-threatening, the center said.
Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry said their parachute failed to deploy.