Police said a Littleton man died following a “skydiving incident” in Longmont over the weekend, the second skydiving death in the area in the past year.
Longmont police Cmdr. Joel Post confirmed Wednesday that “there was a fatality from a skydiving incident” at around 10 a.m. Saturday. Post said the man landed south of the Vance Brand Municipal Airport in the old Amgen parking area. The airport’s address is 229 Airport Road.
Post said the man later died at a hospital.
The man has been identified as Timothy DeTine of Littleton. According to an online obituary, DeTine was the president and chief financial officer at Colorado’s Royal Crest Dairy.
“Tim was passionately devoted to his wife and two children, and he was deeply loyal and generous to his many siblings and friends,” the obituary read. “Once a friend of Tim’s, you were always a friend. Tim was someone everyone felt comfortable going to for advice and support because of his honesty and understanding.”
According to the obituary, there will be a service on Friday in Lakewood.
Post said he could not release any more information at this time and that the case had been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration. Federal Aviation Administration officials said they could not release any more information on the case at this time because the incident is under investigation.
Mile-Hi Skydiving in Longmont did not respond to requests for comment on the incident. While it has not yet been confirmed Mile-Hi was involved, it is the only skydiving company that operates out of Vance Brand Municipal Airport.
This is the second skydiving death in Longmont in less than a year following the death of Logan Polfuss in October.
Polfuss and eight other skydivers went up with Mile-Hi Skydiving on Oct. 18, and his girlfriend reported him missing later that night. Police found his car parked at the airport, and then found him dead the next morning in a field in unincorporated Boulder County, near the airport.
The FAA ruled the death an accident, writing that the one-piece tracking suit Polfuss used might have caused issues during the jump.
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