Paraglider Pilot Missing
Reavis 8:45AM Mon 24 August 2020
His last trackpoint was at 2:14pm on Saturday at 14500'. The strange thing is
that it shows a speed of 2.4mph, probably too slow for thermalling or reserve
drift. The leading theory is that he may have been separated from the device and
it sent that last point in freefall. If that is what happened, he could have
continued flying XC, thrown his reserve, or cascaded to the ground.
Benny and I searched roads along his likely course line yesterday and SAR
started scouring the area of the last trackpoint. They didn't find anything last
night. We should know their strategy for today in an hour or two.