Incidents

Skydiver missing after wingsuit proximity flight near Mount Si, WA

A Florida jumper, Kurt Ruppert, Jr,  was reported missing yesterday afternoon near Mount Si, in the Cascade foothills east of Seattle, WA.

This jumper along with 2 others had been doing proximity flying from a helicopter using wingsuits. From what we understand, the line they were flying did not allow for direct visibility from the landing zone. At this point it is not known if the jumper was able to deploy his canopy or not. Search began yesterday and went on until dark.  Search crews deployed again this morning at first light, both on the ground and from air.

Several Seattle news-outlets have been covering the story. KOMOnews.com seem to be doing a fairly good job of reporting with 2 news articles, here and here.

We hope the jumper will be found soon, safe and sound.

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