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Vero Beach Man Killed in South Hutchinson Island Paramotor Accident

Vero Beach Man Killed in South Hutchinson Island Paramotor Accident

Vero Beach Man Killed in South Hutchinson Island Paramotor Accident.

Arthur Levy, 48, of Vero Beach was killed today when his backpack-powered parachute crashed on South Hutchinson Island.

A paramotor is a motorized, steerable paraglider, powered by a motor and propeller harnessed to the pilot’s back.

According to the Sheriff, the accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon near Middle Cove on South Beach. 9-1-1 was notified at 1:03 p.m. and deputies were on scene by 1:12 p.m.  Levy was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

The investigation into the cause of the accident will be handled by the Sheriff’s Office and is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

May 11, 2017 ~ 4:45 p.m.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Doug

    05/13/2017 at 7:51 am

    This guy and some old geezer were playing with these on the beach in Stuart, and the crashed and almost got killed that time. The old was like 85 years old and didn’t appear to be fully in charge of his motor skills. They should have to pass a test and not be doing this in a place that endangers the public. My kids were terrified.

    Sorry he passed away, but this was an accident that could be avoided.

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