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.

(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.

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.

(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.

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.

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.

(credit: CBS)

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 (2)
  1. Poindexter J. Moose says:

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

  2. Scott Meyers says:

    Is there going to be a follow up story about the investigation results?

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