The Lake Tahoe skydiver who died yesterday has been identified as a 29-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe, CA. STORY RECAP: Yesterday morning around 8am, three skydivers jumped from a helicopter above Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Two of the three skydivers landed in the waters of Lake Tahoe while the third jumper landed on the beach. One of the two skydivers that landed in the water successfully made it to shore. The other skydiver that landed in the lake was found dead yesterday around noon. Deceased Lake Tahoe Skydiver Identified as 28-Year-Old South Lake Tahoe Resident | Unofficial Networks

Deceased Lake Tahoe Skydiver Identified as 28-Year-Old South Lake Tahoe Resident

Deceased Lake Tahoe Skydiver Identified as 28-Year-Old South Lake Tahoe Resident

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Deceased Lake Tahoe Skydiver Identified as 28-Year-Old South Lake Tahoe Resident

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The Lake Tahoe skydiver who died yesterday has been identified as a 28-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe, CA.

We have received reports that deceased was a ski patroller at Kirkwood ski resort.

STORY RECAP:

Yesterday morning around 8am, three skydivers jumped from a helicopter above Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe.  Two of the three skydivers landed in the waters of Lake Tahoe while the third jumper landed on the beach.  One of the two skydivers that landed in the water successfully made it to shore.  The other skydiver that landed in the lake was found dead yesterday around noon.

INCIDENT DETAILS:

– The deceased man’s parachute did deploy.  He landed in Lake Tahoe and was unable to reach shore.

– Witnesses at the scene are reporting that the wind blew the man away from shore.

– All three skydivers were experienced skydivers who had made the same jump in the same location this past Sunday.

– An autopsy of the deceased man will take place tomorrow.

– The Federal Aviation administration as well as the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office are opening investigations into this death.

– Many agencies took part in the search and rescue including: California High Patrol Air, Naval Air Station Fallon, California Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Coast Guard, CALSTAR, and the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

 

Again, we are very sad to report this news and we send our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

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