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British Skydiver Tragically Dies During Accident In Italy

British Skydiver Dies: Dylan Morris Roberts, 33, has tragically died in an accident during a trip to Italy.
Credit: Dylan Roberts via Facebook

A British skydiver has tragically died in an accident during a trip to Italy. 

Dylan Morris Roberts, 33, was reportedly killed when his parachute failed to open at the popular jumping spot, Monte Brento.

The site, which is known locally as ‘Happy Birthday,’ has an 800-metre cliff.

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Addressing the tragedy, a local police spokesperson said: “We received a call from the mountain rescue services informing us of an accident and a crew was sent to the scene.

“The body of a British man was recovered and the consulate in Milan was informed.

“The prosecutor has also been informed and a report will be compiled for the office at a later stage.”

Commenting on the man’s death, the Foreign Office added: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Italy, and are in contact with local authorities.”

Roberts, who previously worked at a British Parachute School in Nottinghamshire, is believed to have been with a group of friends at the time. Apparently, they called the emergency services.

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Onlookers have reportedly said that the man hit the side of the mountain after falling about 200 metres.

In September 2018, Roberts took to Facebook and shared his love for the hobby, penning: “Some of the happiest memories I have are teaching people to skydive and see the pure happiness painted in the beaming smiles on their faces.

“I’ll always remember them by those happy moments in free fall.”

Roberts’ friend, named Aiden, also died during a skydiving accident in Langar back in 2018.

At the time, the Brit took to social media and paid tribute to him.

He said: “You were a brother to me Aiden, we blew a daft kiss to each other before you jumped from the plane that final time and with that big daft smile of yours on your face!”

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