The California skydiver who plunged to her death when her parachute became tangled in a jumping accident was a “free spirit” who “loved skydiving,” a friend said.
Sabrina Call, 57, of Watsonville was identified as the skydiver killed when her parachute failed to fully deploy around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center, CBS Sacramento reported.
“She just had a great spirit. She was just a free spirit, but very smart and funny and she had a contagious smile,” friend Glenda Williams told the outlet.
Call was an adventure-seeker and experienced skydiver with more than 2,000 jumps under her belt, the outlet reported.
“I mean she jumped out of airplanes so she loved skydiving,” Williams told the outlet.
Call had recently gotten married to her husband in September after first connecting over their love of skydiving, the outlet reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.
Bill Dause, owner of the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center, said that Call’s primary and reserve parachutes had become tangled at some point.
“No one saw what happened until the last couple hundred feet. She had two parachutes out and tangled with each other and they weren’t fully inflated,” Dause told reporters.
Call’s death is the latest in a series of fatalities linked to the parachute center, where 22 deaths have taken place since 1981, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.