|Eric Roner skydiving over Lake Tahoe, 9/21/15. (Eric's Facebook page.)|
Erik Roner, professional BASE jumper, skier and Nitro Circus stuntman died today in a skydiving performance in Squaw Valley. Erik and three other jumpers were the opening act for the Squaw Valley Institute’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Jumpers Aaron McGovern landed first, followed by JT Holmes. When Erik approached the landing zone at high speed, he struck a tree and hung 25-feet off the ground. Emergency crews took more than 30 minutes to reach him and get him down. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.