TOWN OF OMRO, WI (WTAQ) - The body of a skydiver who was recovered landed from Lake Butte des Morts Tuesday evening has been identified.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s says the body of 55-year-old Paul Olson from Green Lake County, was recovered at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday after hours of searching by the Winnebago County dive team.
Crews responded around 12:45 p.m.
Olson was a master instructor and had logged over 5,000 jumps.
He and was tandem parachuting with a student Tuesday. Both landed in the lake about a quarter of a mile from shore near the Omro area after winds pushed them of course.
"A tandem diver jump master had a student attached to him. We believe because of the high winds and the storm that occurred they were blown off course," Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz told Fox 11.
When the two hit the lake, they separated.
The student was able to swim to shore but Olson did not make it.