Mason man killed in Middletown Skydiving accident

47-year-old skydiver dies during jump in Middletown (Photo Provided)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WLWT) – A skydiver was killed in Middletown Sunday.

The 47-year-old diver from Mason died during a jump at Start Skydiving at 1707 Run Way at about 10:30 a.m.

The certified skydiver had 95 hours of jumping experience, Start Skydiving owner John Hart said.

“He learned to sky dive here. He was a super nice guy. It’s tragic to lose a friend because we’re such a tight knit family when it comes to skydiving,” Hart said.

He said the man deployed it somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 feet. Hart says the recommended safe altitude is 3,500 feet.

Officials said the Federal Aviation Administration will handle the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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