A Man Dies In A Parachuting Accident During A Trip His Wife Won On ‘Ellen’
The picture above was taken moments before Cherilyn McGraw and her husband Brandon parachuted from a plane in Australia. In January, Cherilyn appeared on the “Ellen” show. She was selected from the audience to come on stage and play a game for a chance to win a trip for two to Australia. She won the trip, but no one could’ve predicted the fate of her husband during the trip.
According to TMZ.com, on Saturday (December 14), Cherilyn and Brandon went skydiving in the same plane. Cherilyn made a tandem jump and Brandon did a solo jump. According to reports, Brandon’s parachute turned sharply left, then right and crashed to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cherilyn posted the picture above on her Facebook page with this caption:
My hero. My angel. These are truly such symbolic photos. He was happy and doing what he loved. It’s amazing all that photos can capture in a moments time. The last 2 photos taken. I love you more than anything in the world, honey. You are the most amazing man.
Brandon was a gunnery sergeant and a critical skills operator at Camp Lejeune.
Cherilyn posted a ‘thank you’ on her Facebook page earlier today (December 18)
I just want to say that this stupid Facebook has been my saving grace this week. I’m beyond honored and words will never be able to express my gratitude for all the love, support and prayers. You all have kept me SO strong. I am in mission mode to get us back to theUSA. We cannot wait to get home. (I don’t know when we’ll be home and I won’t be sharing when We get home so please don’t ask.)
Our deepest sympathies go out to Cherilyn McGraw and her family.