Search To Resume For Missing Skydiver

PERRIS (CBS) — A search for a missing skydiver in the Inland Empire is expected to resume Sunday.

Vladimir Frolov, a Russian tourist, was reported missing Thursday after a skydiving company employee noticed his car still in the parking lot.

An acquaintance also called the business when 50-year-old Frolov failed to show up for a meeting, sheriff’s Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said.

It was unknown whether Frolov, who parachuted out of the plane without a partner between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. last Saturday, was injured in the jump or walked away.

Frolov had been staying at a motel in Canyon Lake and was traveling alone, the deputy said.

Searches of the area on Friday and Saturday have turned up no new clues.

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  • GC1008

    I gotta ask. What kind of company lets a person sky dive and then doesn’t check to see if they landed. This can’t be right. The skydiving community would seem to be the kind of people who check and double check everything. How much trouble can it be for a company like this to have a system for making sure the person who jumped out of their plane landed safely?

  • GC1008

    I would also like to at to CBS web designer that someone isn’t checking their stuff… When I type in the comment it is a light grey type over a white background and almost impossible to read. I’ve had to log in twice to post different comments on different stories in only one session. And sometimes the pages just refresh on their own and I sometimes lose what I input. I can’t say I’m overly happy with the new design and I would have put this in a “contact” email, but CBS apparently doesn’t want to be contacted… that box is in none of the usual places you’d find it on a web site. Do you even have one? — IT JUST REFUSED TO ADD MY COMMENT — IT SHOWS AN “ERROR” AND WANTS ME TO PUT IN MY NAME AND EMAIL AGAIN… AND HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TYPE IT IN IN ONE SESSION? EASIER TO GET THE NEWS ELSEWHERE.

  • Ralph D.

    They do check that is why they know he is missing. If a certified skydiver jumps out of a plane but does not land in the designated area. Then the they they immediately start to search for him. the problem is that no one can find him and there is no evidence of where he landed. Thats why he is missing it has nothing to do with the company being irresponsible.

  • Robert

    Did they ever find the guy??? My complaint for years about the News is NO follow up
    on story’s reported on.
    If he was found why isn’t there at least a link to that info here???

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