Coroner rules October Longmont skydiving death an accident

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Logan Polfuss

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office has ruled the fall skydiving death of Logan Polfuss an accident.

Polfuss, 23, 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.

Polfuss had a jump time in the early afternoon the day prior. His girlfriend reported him missing at about 9 p.m. after he didn’t show up for dinner.

According to an autopsy report obtained Wednesday by the Times-Call, the cause of Polfuss’ death was multiple blunt force injuries. It is unclear if he died immediately upon impact with the ground or between the time he landed and the time he was found.

The report also states that, according to information from the Federal Aviation Administration, 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 suit he was using.


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