My husband made a lot of jumps while in the Marines. He later jumped for fun, for events, and taught classes. He used the old type parachutes because he said the newer ones weren't as much fun, and you didn't need all the skills.
However, in 1985, he broke his back stretching his legs to hit his target, that he missed by a few feet. That was a stupid move, but a lot of money was bet that day.
This man's job is dangerous, and my best wishes to his family and friends.