Update: Wind Contributed to Skydiving Death in Tahoe
Adam Jensen, Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 8, 2012 UPDATE:The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office has finished its investigation into a skydiving accident that killed a South Lake Tahoe man in late May, but the Federal Aviation Administration has yet to conclude its inquiry.
Robert Ranieri III, 28, was one of three skydivers who jumped from a helicopter about 8:30 a.m. May 22 and planned on landing near Camp Richardson.
Offshore winds picked up as the trio exited the helicopter and prevented the group from reaching its intended landing site, said Lt. Pete Van Arnum. Ranieri was the last one out of the helicopter and was the farthest away from the shore when he jumped, Van Arnum said. At least two of the skydivers landed in Lake Tahoe's frigid waters.
An autopsy found that ...
Staff, Tahoe Daily Tribune, May 22, 2012 El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies have recovered the body of a skydiver who went missing following a jump over Lake Tahoe this morning.
Dive team members recovered the body of South Lake Tahoe resident Robert Ranieri, 28, this afternoon after the sheriff's marine unit located him in about 15 feet of water between Camp Richardson and Pope Beach about 12 p.m., said Lt. Pete Van Arnum.
Ranieri was part of a group of three skydivers who were attempting to land on the beach at Lake Tahoe following a jump from a helicopter about 8 a.m. Tuesday. Two members of the group made it to shore safely. At least two of the skydivers ended up in the water.
Exactly what caused the skydivers to land in Lake Tahoe is ...