Skydiver texts wife to say he won't pull cord when jumping

Capotorto Vitantonio sent his wife Costanza Zitellini a tragic final video

On Tuesday morning, Costansa Litellini, 25, rushed to Skydive DeLand in DeLand, Fla.to warn that Vitantonio planned to commit suicide, begging employee Tara Richards to stop her husband from sky diving.

Licensed sky diver Capotorto Vitantonio leapt to his death Tuesday - just before his wife begged dispatchers not to let him jump.

According to WKMG, officials say Vitantonio sent a "disturbing" video to Litellini before his jump.

Vitantonio's wife, Costanza Zitellini, allegedly received the video message and then immediately went to the Skydive DeLand hanger to bar her husband from getting on the plane.

An employee at Skydive DeLand said that Capotorto, who was a native Italian, arrived early in the day and that he "seemed normal".

Vitantonio and his wife lived in DeLand.

Skydiver killed after not pulling parachute cord
Skydiver texts wife to say he won't pull cord when jumping

Capotorto was an avid skydiver with more than 600 jumps. Vitantonio Facebook page was full of photos of himself skydiving with someone else strapped to his back during a tandem dive or accompanied only by a GoPro camera and the curvature of Earth.

He was 27 years old.

He and Litellini also worked together at United Parachute Technologies, a company that makes containers for parachutes.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Skydive DeLand had 10 skydiving fatalities between 2005 and April 2015. Last year, 3.2 million people jumped out of planes with parachutes on their backs, according to the United States Parachute Association.

The News-Journal reported that this is the fifth death since 2013 at Skydive DeLand, which is "one of the busiest jump spots in the nation".

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