Squaw Valley’s professional skier and BASE jumper Timy Dutton, 27, passed away yesterday April 29th, 2014, in a tragic sky diving accident. Dutton was sky diving over Lodi, California when he collided mid-air with another sky diver. Dutton’s head slammed into the other sky diver’s leg, breaking his leg and knocking Dutton unconscious, according to MoonshineInk. Dutton was unconscious before he was able to deploy his shoot. The other ski diver survived and is in the hospital recovering.
Photo courtesy of Daher / Freeride World Tour
Squaw Valley’s CEO Andy Wirth told Moonshine Ink., “The North Lake Tahoe community has lost a really nice young man who was not only a remarkable athlete, but was someone who made his way through some incredible challenges.”
Timy posted this photo to his instagram (@timydutton) captioned ‘Lounging out in Lake Tahoe’, doing what he loved. / Photo credit: Chris Boyle
Rest in peace Timy / Photo: The Ski Channel
Unofficial Networks released a video in 2010 dedicated to how much Timy always enjoyed having fun and living his life to the fullest. Watch Unofficial Squaw’s video ‘Timy Dutton Is Always Having Fun’ and be inspired.
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Our thoughts go to those affected by the loss of Timy. Check out one of Timy’s insane big mountain runs in the Swatch Skier’s Cup in 2013. He was an extremely talented skier, base jumper and an inspiration.
Video by Skiers Cup.