Skydivers set record on Contadora

Parachutists from 17 countries set a new free diving record  on Sunday Apr 9 on Contadora, Panama. There were 20 participants in the IV “Pepe’s Island Boogie Panama”, surpassing last year’s jump by 4 and setting a new national record.

Participants from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Hungary, England, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, Venezuela and Panama were present.  

Sadly, The event was overshadowed by the death of Mexican Jose Rubalcaba on Saturday. Rubalcaba died while practicing the day before the event. Shortly after a Panamanian skydiver suffered serious injuries during a practice jump.

He was taken by helicopter to Panama city  and transferred to San Fernando hospital for surgery.