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    WA - Kurt Ruppert, 29, North Bend, 3 Jan 2013

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Sear...185755982.html

    NORTH BEND, Wash. - A more focused search for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington's Cascade foothills failed to locate the Florida man as darkness fell Saturday.

    The search was suspended for the night and was expected to resume on Sunday.

    About 145 searchers combed the Mount Si area east of Seattle for 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert, who disappeared Thursday afternoon after he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet............

    Searchers were hoping Ruppert was stuck in a tree with his parachute or perhaps lost in rugged state-owned land around 4,200-foot Mount Si, West said...........


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    Crews spend 4th day looking for skydiver in Wash.

    http://www.weartv.com/template/inews...m.shtml?wap=0&

    .............King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says searchers were back out near 4,200-foot Mount Si east of Seattle at first light Sunday, hoping to find 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert of Lake City, Fla.

    more at link....


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    Mount Si is a very popular hiking destination, FYI. Probably the most popular for the Seattle area.

    King County SAR is one of the best in the country and if they can't find the skydiver, he can't be found.

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    Ground Search Ends For Missing Skydiver

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/t/story/sea...-wash-18147133

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    Wow. That is so strange.

    I cannot imagine his family wondering what happened and where he is.

    Prayers for them. Calling off the search must be gut wrenching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    Ground Search Ends For Missing Skydiver

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/t/story/sea...-wash-18147133
    I'm glad to see they will continue helicopter searches as the weather allows...that special glider suit he was wearing could have taken him off course, but I don't understand why they did not make allowances for that, instead of expecting him to land at a certain spot. Very sad for his family and friends....


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    support page:
    http://www.facebook.com/PrayingForKurtRuppertJr

    There is a post from someone who has been in contact with the searchers that gives some reasoning behind calling off the search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky181 View Post
    support page:
    http://www.facebook.com/PrayingForKurtRuppertJr

    There is a post from someone who has been in contact with the searchers that gives some reasoning behind calling off the search.
    Oh, that is heartbreaking to read but does make sense. As hard as it is to stop looking, it is not worth the injury or death of a searcher to recover a body.

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    This caught my attention because just a few days ago, DH showed us a video he saw online of someone diving with a wingsuit. It was so cool, although we noted how dangerous it must be. Then the next day, we saw the headlines...

    It does not look good, and my heart goes out to his family.
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    Kurt has been added to NamUs.
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19272/48



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    Detective: Possible human remains found east of Seattle
    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news...e25054222.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikkismom View Post
    Detective: Possible human remains found east of Seattle
    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news...e25054222.html
    It appears that Kurt has been ruled out by LE almost immediately.

    WA - Mount Si, WhtMale Skeletal, 30-60, LE Requests Tips From Public, Jun'15



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