By Melissa Garcia

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– The girlfriend of a skydiver found dead in a field, hours after making his jump, is left waiting for answers. Logan Polfuss, 23, never returned from his last skydiving trip.

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(credit: Sonja Hinish)

He went into the air Thursday just after 1 p.m. at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont.

Deputies found his body in a field west of the airport around 9 a.m. Friday.

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CBS4’s Melissa Garcia interviews Sonja Hinish (credit: CBS)

Authorities did not find out that the man was missing until his girlfriend called police nearly eight hours after the jump.

“When I got to dinner and he was not there, I knew,” said Sonja Hinish, who had been dating Polfuss for about seven months.

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(credit: Sonja Hinish)

“I never knew I would lose Logan in a skydiving accident,” Hinish said. “He was trying out a new track suit… it’s a suit that basically inflates.”

The structural engineer, who worked at a wind turbine in Eastern Colorado, had just completed his 200th jump.

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Logan Polfuss (credit: Sonja Hinish)

The experienced skydiver was also an ultra-runner who loved pushing his body and mind to the greatest heights possible.

Hinish said her significant other was also a great person.

“He exudes joy. He just had a light to him. He had that impact on so many people,” she said.

Polfuss’ vibrant spirit and zest for life are helping Hinish to move forward from the tragedy.

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Sonja Hinish (credit: CBS)

“He believed that you never stop doing the things you love. Never compromise, Never settle. And I know that that’s how he would want me to move forward,” said Hinish.

A Mile-Hi Skydiving employee said Sunday that the company was not yet giving out any information or comments.

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Melissa Garcia has been reporting for CBS4 News since March 2014. Find her bio here, follow her on Twitter @MelissaGarciaTV, or send your story idea to mkgarcia@cbs.com.

Comments
  1. Poindexter J. Moose says:

    Sad story. You just never know when it’s your time.

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