Heartbreaking video shows a California teen’s last moments before plunging to his death during a 2016 skydiving jump. 

By Eric Rucker

Attorneys representing Tyler Turner’s family released the video after being awarded a $40million judgement against Bill Dause, owner of the Lodi Parachute Center. 

In the brief clip, Tyler can be heard having a quick chat with the cameraman in anticipation for the jump. He admits to it being a ‘little bit scary.’

Attorneys for Tyler Turner’s family released the video after being awarded a $40million judgment against Bill Dause, owner of the Lodi Parachute Center

‘When I get up there, it’s going to be like, ‘Oh gosh,’ adrenaline is going to kick in and I’m just gonna let it happen,’ he added, according to footage obtained by CBS Sacramento.

The footage then shows the 18-year-old raving about his mom while also speculating whether he would ‘make it.’ 

Turner would die in the August 2016 crash, along with Yong Kwon – his 25-year-old instructor.

Kwon did not have the correct parachuting certificate.

Moments before he was set to make his first skydive, Turner tightly hugged her son, then he told her: ‘I love you Mom.’

Tyler had a mild case of cerebral palsy and walked with a crouched gait that did nothing to dampen his zest for life, she said.

He had graduated from high school with honors and had been bound for the University of California at Merced to study biomedical engineering. 

Paul Van Der Walde, representing the family, argued that Dause (pictured) should have known that his instructor wasn’t certified ‘had he exercised even the slightest degree of care’

They had jumped from the Parachute Center, a popular skydiving school in the state’s Central Valley whose website declares it ‘one of the largest and oldest drop zones in the United States’.

At the time of the incident, Dause told the Associated Press that Kwon had completed more than 700 jumps. 

Twenty people have died at the Lodi Parachute Center since the 1980s. 

This Aug. 6, 2016 photo provided by Francine Salazar Turner shows Turner taking a selfie with her son Tyler Turner, 18, prior to his fatal skydiving jump in Lodi, Calif. Salazar Turner said her teenage son was an adventurous spirit who was willing to try just about anything including the jump that was on his bucket list of things to do in life. (Francine Salazar Turner via AP)

The family says the win in court may bring some closure. 

“I think Tyler would have been happy with the way it turned out,” Todd Turner said. 

“We wanted answers. We wanted closure — someone to be responsible. And we got all of that with this case,” Francine Turner added. 

The lawyer hopes that the judgement will force Dauce to sell his business to someone with more care and responsibility.  

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