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Sunday, December 5, 2010

RRU: Body of Solo Parachute Jumper found - Jumped on Sept. 25 in Perris

Coroner: Body Found on Farm Is Missing Skydiver
Remains of Russian Tourist Who Took Solo Parachute Jump in September Were Found by So. Calif. Farmer


(AP)  Investigators have confirmed that a body found by a Southern California farmer is a Russian skydiver who was last seen jumping from a plane more than two months ago.

Riverside County coroner's officials, in a Saturday news release, identified the man is 50-year-old Vladimir Frolov, a tourist who took a solo jump from a plane on Sept. 25 in Perris.

A farmer plowing his field found the body Tuesday, along with parachutes that had not deployed.

Because Frolov was traveling alone, no one immediately reported him missing.

Authorities found his rental car and passport in the airport parking lot five days later, after a friend in St. Petersburg called the skydiving company.

The coroner didn't give a hometown for Frolov.

Searchers using ATVs, a helicopter, horses and dogs looked for Frolov for several days with no luck. 

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