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Wingsuit diver found dead near Longmont airport ID'd

The FAA is investigating the circumstances surrounding the wingsuit diver's death.
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KUSA — A skydiver found dead Friday morning in a field west of the airport in Longmont has been identified by the Boulder County Coroner's Office as 23-year-old Logan Polfuss of Simla.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the circumstances leading up to Polfuss' death.

Initial reports said Polfuss was a skydiver, but the FAA later clarified he actually was scheduled to dive in a wingsuit.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Polfuss' girlfriend first called deputies at around 9 p.m. Thursday and said he hadn’t returned home after a planned 1:15 p.m. jump that day with Mile-Hi Skydiving.

This prompted a search that was focused within a one-mile radius of the airport. Deputies said it lasted until 3 a.m. Friday but was suspended until daylight.

The sheriff’s office said Polfuss was found at around 9 a.m.

No additional information was immediately available.