Sawyer Stephen Campbell, a 21-year-old Auburn University student, died after a tragic skydiving accident at the Tuskegee Municipal Airfield in Alabama on Sunday, September 9.
Cambell was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:01 p.m. after sustaining fatal injuries due to complications with his parachute. A report from WSFA says that the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. The report also states that Campbell’s elevation was 10,000 feet at the time of the jump and was his second jump of the day.
According to Macon County Coroner Hal Bentley, Campbell’s main shoot “malfunctioned” and did not “open properly.”
At this time, the Tuskegee Police Department is treating the incident as a “death investigation” until all of the facts have been reviewed. The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating.
Campbell, a junior at Auburn University, was a graduate of Huntsville High school and is survived by his parents and his sister. Friends and family say Sawyer was an avid scuba diver and skydiver. His funeral will take place in Huntsville, Alabama.
According to a 2014 statistic from the United States Parachute Association, of an estimated 3.2 million jumps that year, there were just 24 fatalities — a rate of 0.0075 deaths per 1,000 jumps.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated should more details or facts become available.
Tuskegee Municipal Airfield
21-year-old Auburn University student Sawyer Stephen Campbell was killed after a skydiving incident at Tuskegee Municipal Airfield. According to the local coroner’s office, Campbell’s main shoot “malfunctioned” and did not “open properly.”
Who Is Sawyer Stephen Campbell?
Campbel was a 21-year-old Auburn Student who graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Alabama. According to friends and family, he was adventurous, frequently skydiving and scuba diving.
His funeral services were held the week of September 10.