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Death on Whitney: Speed Flying
#46252 05/16/16 12:24 AM
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This was posted on FB May 15 by Francie L:

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My boyfriend died today speed flying off the mountaineers route on mount Whitney.




Rest in peace Trevor. We are all shocked and sorry.

Speed Flying on Wikipedia.


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It turns out he and his friend helped us clear an obstacle on the Ebersbacher Ledges on Saturday. Here's their picture, Trevor is on the left:


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Steve C #46286 05/17/16 09:43 AM
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Inyo County Sheriff's Office reported the recovery on their FB page here.

From their report:
On Sunday, at 8:20am Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call about a fatality involving a 25-year old male base jumper near Lower Boy Scout Lake. One SAR team member aided the CHP crew in recovering the body.


They posted this picture, taken from the helicopter heading in for the recovery:


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Steve C #46287 05/17/16 11:16 AM
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My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the friends and family of that young man. My thanks and appreciation goes out to the men and women tasked with the rescue and recovery missions.

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Steve C #46309 05/18/16 09:17 AM
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Michael B sent me these pictures of the SAR recovery. I met Mike and his party the day before heading up the Ebersbacher Ledges.

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Our deepest condolences. We were 150 yards away and made the 911 call and got there as fast as we could. We did what we could to help.

Want to thank the three EMTs, CHP flight officers and search and rescue lady who all did everything they could to help.

Jamie, Sarah and Michael








"The day before Steve and the young lady helped us get up the ledges.."


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Sorry, typo. 150 yards.

Michael

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I am Trevor's mom. Thank you to all who helped with SAR for my son. It is such a devastating loss. He was a beautiful soul who lived life without regrets.

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Deanna #49352 03/09/17 09:41 AM
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Deanna, I can't imagine the pain you must feel. I hope over time it will become less. I am so sorry that he is gone.


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