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Brian Schubert

 


kenz  (Student)

Oct 21, 2006, 5:14 PM
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I did not know Brian, however after reading about this incident I felt the need to start a thread for condolences, since there hadn't been one yet.

I am truly sorry to hear about this incident, and am praying for all of his family and friends, and for those that witnessed this today.

Blue Skies Brian


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Oct 22, 2006, 8:00 AM
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His is a very interesting story, and this thread was fascinating to watch as it unfolded, as Brian Schubert and Mike Pelkey (believed to be the first guys to jump El Cap) reconnected with the modern BASE community. It's a shame that reconnection had to end so darkly.Unsure


bloody_trauma  (B License)

Oct 22, 2006, 8:09 AM
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BSBD Beer!


pug  (Student)

Oct 22, 2006, 12:19 PM
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In reply to:
His is a very interesting story, and this thread was fascinating to watch as it unfolded, as Brian Schubert and Mike Pelkey (believed to be the first guys to jump El Cap) reconnected with the modern BASE community. It's a shame that reconnection had to end so darkly.Unsure

Going through the thread, and reading the closing statement from his daughter at the end, really emphasises the tragedy of this event. Frown

My heart goes out to his family and friends.


Gravitymaster  (D License)

Oct 22, 2006, 12:57 PM
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BS/BD Fly Free!!


freeflir29  (D 10000000)

Oct 22, 2006, 2:05 PM
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Sorry to hear it...........I wish BASE wasn't so damned dangerous. Unimpressed


kelel01  (A License)

Oct 22, 2006, 5:23 PM
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Blue skies, Brian. Seeing you on that platform was inspirational. Frown


McDuck  (C 35093)

Oct 23, 2006, 3:55 AM
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Fly free forever, Brian.


brianfry713  (D 28665)

Oct 23, 2006, 12:08 PM
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My prayers and condolences to Brian's family and friends and everyone who was with him at the bridge on Saturday.


stitch  (C License)

Oct 23, 2006, 2:46 PM
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BSBD.


tbrown  (D 6533)

Oct 23, 2006, 6:40 PM
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With all the sensationalistic reporting going on, I am pleased to say that at least National Public Radio had a very sensitive story on Brian's death. Noah Adams, one of NPR's best reporters was covering Bridge Day and actually interviewed Brian just minutes before he jumped. Anyone who would like to listen to this story, as well as the entire interview with Brian, which was edited down for the story, can find both at www.npr.org and I encourage you to do so, you will be impressed with the fairness, respect, and sensitivity they showed him.


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livendive  (D 21415)

Oct 23, 2006, 7:19 PM
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In reply to:
With all the sensationalistic reporting going on, I am pleased to say that at least National Public Radio had a very sensitive story on Brian's death. Noah Adams, one of NPR's best reporters was covering Bridge Day and actually interviewed Brian just minutes before he jumped. Anyone who would like to listen to this story, as well as the entire interview with Brian, which was edited down for the story, can find both at www.npr.org and I encourage you to do so, you will be impressed with the fairness, respect, and sensitivity they showed him.

Thanks for pointing that out. That was just about the best reporting I've seen, read, or heard regarding a fatality in BASE or skydiving. While the TV interview of Bob re: Shannon's death was more intimate and detailed, they had time and an eye-witness on their side who knew the sport and loved the person (and Bob's composure was absolutely amazing).

Blues,
Dave


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ryoder  (D 6663)

Oct 23, 2006, 7:49 PM
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In reply to:
With all the sensationalistic reporting going on, I am pleased to say that at least National Public Radio had a very sensitive story on Brian's death. Noah Adams, one of NPR's best reporters was covering Bridge Day and actually interviewed Brian just minutes before he jumped. Anyone who would like to listen to this story, as well as the entire interview with Brian, which was edited down for the story, can find both at www.npr.org and I encourage you to do so, you will be impressed with the fairness, respect, and sensitivity they showed him.

A clicky to avoid having to search the site:

http://www.npr.org/....php?storyId=6369946


skydiver51  (F License)

Oct 23, 2006, 8:08 PM
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In the sport of skydiving we never know which will take us first age or skydiving. I wish I could have stayed in the sport as long as Brian.

Blues Forever Brian. Frown


murrays  (C 1285)

Oct 23, 2006, 9:06 PM
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That was about as good as reporting could be on an incident of this nature. For them to say that fatalities were "rare" at this event gave it perspective that is never seen in most main stream reporting.

This is so sad on so many levels. I am so sorry for Brian, Brian's family, Mike Pelkey and everybody else who knew him and who was there at Bridge day. My condolences to all.


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Oct 25, 2006, 5:34 PM
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Memorial information here.



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