Missing Skydiver Thought to Be Dead

The search for a wing suit-wearing skydiver in the Washington Cascade foothills will continue by helicopter as the weather allows, but officials don't expect to find him alive. No one saw a parachute Thursday, and if Kurt Ruppert, 29, of Lake City, Fla., survived the jump and was caught in a tree or lost in the forest, he likely died of hypothermia, a King County sheriff's sergeant said. "We just don't think he survived at this point," Sgt. Cindi West said Monday. Dozens of...Full Story
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