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Originally published Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

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Crews narrow search area for skydiver in Wash.

Rescue crews narrowed the area they were searching in the rugged Cascade foothills for a missing skydiver, but still hadn't found the man as darkness fell.

The Associated Press

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NORTH BEND, Wash. —

Rescue crews narrowed the area they were searching in the rugged Cascade foothills for a missing skydiver, but still hadn't found the man as darkness fell.

There's been no sign of Kurt Ruppert since he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet on Thursday afternoon. The 29-year-old from Lake City, Fla., was wearing a special wing suit with fabric under the arms to allow him to glide like a flying squirrel.

King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says about 145 searchers were combing the Mount Si area east of Seattle. They focused their resources on a quarter-mile-square area near the summit, and continued searching other areas as well.

West said they made the decision to narrow the search area based on the flight pattern of the helicopter he jumped from and information from his cell phone's location just before the jump.

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