Skydivers Update by Rich Grimm:
We had the privilege of having the leader of the Skydivers, Mr. Rich Grimm, to give the Chamber an update on last yearís trip and to prepare us for next yearís visit. Mr. Grimm stated that last year there were 1,084 jumps which included 99 tandem jumps. He explained in detail of the one fatality and said it was a combination of errors which all began because the gentleman decided to wear a wing suit which he had never tried before and also disengaged his automatic chute release. The Chamber sends condolences to all his family and friends for their tragic loss.
Mr. Grimm stated that the group spent over $300,000.00 in Belize and will spend more this next trip which is scheduled for February 10th through the 19th. All are welcome to attend the welcoming dinner on February 10th and should bring flyers and pamphlets of their businesses to invite all skydivers to visit their establishments.
Anyone can check out their web site at www.skydivebelize.com.