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Coroner rules October Longmont skydiving death an accident

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 18:31:25-05

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — An investigation has determined that the death of a 23-year-old skydiver last October in Colorado was an accident.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office autopsy report says Logan Polfuss was not using the proper equipment, didn't have his equipment up to standards and did not have enough free fall experience for the type of tracking suit he was using.

The autopsy report obtained Wednesday by the Longmont Times-Call says Polfuss died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Polfuss was found dead Oct. 19 in a field in unincorporated Boulder County, fewer than 24 hours after he went skydiving at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center located at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont.

His girlfriend reported him missing at about 9 p.m. after he didn't show up for dinner.


Information from: Daily Times-Call,