Army of Mountain Rescue Teams Search for Daring Skydiver

Kurt Ruppert, 29, disappeared Thursday after jumping from helicopter at 6,500 feet.
1:18 | 01/06/13

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We'll turn to the west coast and a search for a daring skydiver who disappeared after a jump from a helicopter. They are tracing pings from his cellphone, but so far, no luck. Abc's clayton sandell on the search in the cascades tonight. Reporter: Search teams were out at dawn, scouring the rugged foot hills east of seattle. They're looking for curt roper, an experienced skydiver, with more than a thousand jumps under his belt. The 29-year-old was with friends thursday jumping from a helicopter at 6,500 feet. He wore a special wing suit thatlets him glide through the air. This is roper back in october. When he jump the, his friends on the ground could not see which direction he flu or even if its parchute opened. When they have the suit on, they can fly 60 miles an hour and travel quite a distance. Reporter: Over the weekend, 145 volunteers narrowed the search area. We've been really focusing on the cellphone pings from the first night and the helicopter flight path. Reporter: To make matters worse, his suit is green and brown, perfect camouflage in the mountains. There's trees, rocks, cliffs, a very dangerous environment. Reporter: So far searchers have come up empty, but they hope he's stuck in a tree or lost and waiting to be found. Clayton sandell, abc news, denver.

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