Pathologist confirms man who died skydiving in Longmont was dead on impact – Longmont Times-Call


Polfuss (Courtesy Image)

The pathologist who conducted the autopsy for skydiver Logan Polfuss believes he died on impact with the ground.

Polfuss, 23, was found dead on Oct. 19 in a field in unincorporated Boulder County. The day before he had gone skydiving at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont.

While he had an early afternoon jump time, Polfuss wasn’t reported missing until 9 p.m., after he didn’t show up for dinner with his girlfriend.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office released his autopsy report on Wednesday, which ruled his death accidental and said the cause was multiple blunt force injuries.

In an email on Thursday, the coroner’s office said: “The professional opinion of the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Mr. Polfuss is that he died on impact.”

Daniel Lingamfelter, a forensic pathologist, completed the autopsy report.

The Times-Call has requested and has not yet received the full report from the Federal Aviation Administration, which has preliminarily ruled the incident an accident.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, [email protected]


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