Wing-suit skydiver missing in Wash. mountains | Synopsis

Wing-suit skydiver missing in Wash. mountains

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As night fell over the Cascade foothills east of Seattle on Saturday, rescue crews suspended their efforts to find a skydiver outfitted in a wing suit, who disappeared after jumping from a helicopter. Kurt Ruppert, 29, of Lake City, Fla. , is a seasoned skydiver, according to a friend, and when he disappeared Thursday afternoon, he was wearing a brown-and-green suit that has swaths of fabric beneath the armpits that allow the wearer to glide like a flying squirrel.  About 145 volunteers canvassed a five-square-mile area near North Bend, Wash. , that includes 4,200-foot Mount Si, the steep flanks of which are covered with trees. The peak is popular with hikers even though the last summit scramble can be treacherous.

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Wing-suit skydiver missing in Wash. mountains

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Rescue crews are looking fora skydiver, outfitted in a wing suit, who disappeared after jumping from a helicopter.

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