Coloardo Father Loses Life In Terrible Skydiving Accident!
A family in Colorado is remembering a loving skydiver, father, brother, and son.
On October 15, a sad skydiving accident in Texas claimed the life of 36-year-old Jacob “Jake” Todd after his parachute failed.
At a skydiving competition in Texas, his father, Dave Todd, stated his son was finishing up for the year.
“They have a zest for life, they have a zest for adventure and he was one of those people,” Dave said. “The guy was not only my son, but my best friend,” Dave said.
Dave said that his son was getting close to 100 jumps for the year.
“He knew that I didn’t necessarily like it because I was afraid of the risk, but I also understood what pleasure it brought to his life,” Dave said.
A Colorado family is remembering a beloved skydiver, father, brother and son who died in a tragic skydiving accident in Texas on Oct. 15 when his parachute malfunctioned. https://t.co/6BBUlTJKIC pic.twitter.com/TtNUA2wO5t
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Jake leaves behind his 9-year-old daughter Jeune, three siblings, and both of his parents.
“He and his daughter were just really something special together,” Bryan Todd, Jake’s brother, said. “They really knew how to light up a room.”
Bryan claimed that it is an energy that cannot be replaced.
“I think one of the things that Jake taught me is compassion,” Bryan said. “Jake was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off of his back, who’d give you the last of something he had if it’s what you needed.”
Live life with what his father refers to as “smiling eyes”
“Whether it was time, money, an ear or an opinion, you could count on the guy,” Dave said.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with expenses and to support his daughter Jeune.
“Jake completely embraced the Colorado spirit, and I’m going to miss him, but I’m really proud of him,” Dave said. “I fully intend to make sure through his daughter and the rest of my children we’re going to keep that legacy alive.”