(PNS reporting from URRIALBA) Randy and Candy Wiggins (photo) plunged to their deaths Tuesday afternoon when the couple’s parachute failed to deploy during a skydive that was intended to reveal the gender of their child to be.
The Billings, Montana couple traveled to Costa Rica this week to leap from 12,000 feet above this rural mountain town in hopes of performing “the most epic gender reveal EVER,” Candy wrote on her Facebook page hours before the accident.
The couple organized the jump through an agency known as Skydiiive, which claims on its homepage that it will “take you close to Heaven screaming Hell Yeah!”
The company did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
According to witnesses, upon falling to the Earth the jammed parachute opened and draped the deceased couple. The parachute, which was intended to reveal the gender of the child, was blue, indicating a male.
“Today I realized that I will never really understand white people,” said local restaurant owner José Umaña. “Don’t ultrasounds reveal gender? Also, couldn’t you just like wait a few more months? Simplemente no entiendo los gringos, mae.”
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