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Horrifying moment skydiver crashes to earth and dies during high school pre-game show in Tennessee

A member of an expert sky diving staff has been killed after plummeting to earth during a pre-game show organized by a Tennessee high school.

Richard Sheffield, 55, was a part of a troupe of skydivers recruited to entertain spectators forward of the Musket Bowl – an annual Washington County rivalry recreation between David Crockett and Daniel Boone high faculties.

Footage from the scene reveals Sheffield, an skilled skydiver whose complete household additionally enjoys the game, making an attempt a stunt touchdown.

The trick seems to go improper, and Sheffield falls from the sky into an space behind the stadium.

He was taken to hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

Richard Sheffield, a passionate skydiver, was killed on Friday whereas performing for a crowd in Tennessee

Sheffield is seen on Friday night parachuting down to entertain the crowds at the Musket Bowl

Sheffield is seen on Friday evening parachuting down to entertain the crowds on the Musket Bowl

Sheffield appears to attempt a stunt in the air

The skydiver then falls towards the ground

Sheffield appeared to try a stunt, which went improper

Sheffield was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead

Sheffield was taken to hospital however was pronounced lifeless

‘Today simply would not really feel actual, and the toughest day of my life,’ his son Stacey wrote on Facebook. 

‘Yesterday we lost one of the crucial vital folks in our lives, my Dad. 

‘I’m so grateful for the connection we had. We talked each single day, a number of occasions a day.’

Sheffield and his spouse Kim have been married for 38 years, and have been mother and father to twin sons, Stacey and Casey. 

Stacey added: ‘Being ready to skydive along with your Dad is one other stage of cool. 

‘One factor Dad cherished essentially the most was going quick, and that is how he went out. 

‘People take a look at what we do and say it is loopy, and nicely, possibly it’s, however Dad lived a full life, and he taught us to do the identical. 

‘He made an influence on everybody he met.’

Sheffield's son Stacey said: 'One thing Dad loved the most was going fast, and that's how he went out'

Sheffield’s son Stacey stated: ‘One factor Dad cherished essentially the most was going quick, and that is how he went out’

Sheffield was married to Kim for 38 years

Sheffield was married to Kim for 38 years

Sheffield was remembered as 'the best Dad, husband, and Pops there was'

Sheffield was remembered as ‘the perfect Dad, husband, and Pops there was’

Sheffield is pictured with some of his grandchildren

Sheffield is pictured with a few of his grandchildren

The Sheffield family are pictured at a Christmas event. His sons paid glowing tribute to their father

The Sheffield household are pictured at a Christmas occasion. His sons paid glowing tribute to their father

Stacey stated his father was ‘nation as hell, and folks cherished to make enjoyable of the best way he talked’ – including: ‘But man, if I may simply hear it yet another time…’ 

He concluded: ‘He was the perfect Dad, husband, and Pops there was. 

‘You could not have made it to 120 years such as you at all times stated, however you certain tried to get that out of 55. 

‘Until we fly once more, Dad. I like you. Blue Skies.’

Casey stated their father taught them to skydive on the age of seven, and stated he lived with out remorse.

‘To assume I can not simply decide up the cellphone to name him would not really feel actual,’ Casey stated. 

‘He was the primary individual I known as once I wanted assist. He was the rock of our household. 

‘He was the good, nicest, most dangerous ass dad round and we’re so fortunate to have the time with him that we did. 

‘But one factor is for certain, he went out dwelling, with NO REGRETS.’  

Casey stated his father was conscious of the hazard, however needed to stay life to the total.

‘He knew the dangers, all of us did. 

‘But he cherished to go quick, and that is in the end how he went out. 

‘We cherished flying collectively and I’m grateful to have shared the sky with him.’

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