Police stated a Littleton man died following a “skydiving incident” in Longmont over the weekend, the second skydiving dying within the space up to now yr.
Longmont police Cmdr. Joel Submit confirmed Wednesday that “there was a fatality from a skydiving incident” at round 10 a.m. Saturday. Submit stated the person landed south of the Vance Model Municipal Airport within the previous Amgen parking space. The airport’s handle is 229 Airport Street.
Submit stated the person later died at a hospital.
The person has been recognized as Timothy DeTine of Littleton. In accordance with a web-based obituary, DeTine was the president and chief monetary officer at Colorado’s Royal Crest Dairy.
“Tim was passionately dedicated to his spouse and two youngsters, and he was deeply loyal and beneficiant to his many siblings and mates,” the obituary learn. “As soon as a good friend of Tim’s, you have been at all times a good friend. Tim was somebody everybody felt comfy going to for recommendation and assist due to his honesty and understanding.”
In accordance with the obituary, there will probably be a service on Friday in Lakewood.
Submit stated he couldn’t launch any extra info right now and that the case had been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration. Federal Aviation Administration officers stated they may not launch any extra info on the case right now as a result of the incident is below investigation.
Mile-Hello Skydiving in Longmont didn’t reply to requests for touch upon the incident. Whereas it has not but been confirmed Mile-Hello was concerned, it’s the solely skydiving firm that operates out of Vance Model Municipal Airport.
That is the second skydiving dying in Longmont in lower than a yr following the dying of Logan Polfuss in October.
Polfuss and eight different skydivers went up with Mile-Hello Skydiving on Oct. 18, and his girlfriend reported him lacking later that night time. Police discovered his automobile parked on the airport, after which discovered him useless the subsequent morning in a discipline in unincorporated Boulder County, close to the airport.
The FAA dominated the dying an accident, writing that the one-piece monitoring go well with Polfuss used might need brought about points in the course of the bounce.