Parachute Club Deaths

Activities of the UT Parachute Club were suspended indefinitely in May 1973 following the death of a second student. Richard Karp drowned April 20, 1973, after drifting off course into Douglas Lake while making his first parachute jump. On July 9, 1972, Brenda Faye Ervin, also making the first parachute jump, fell to her death.

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  • Title Parachute Club Deaths
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  • Keywords Parachute Club Deaths
  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date October 20, 2021
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  • Date of Last Update October 9, 2018