OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a skydiver near Oshkosh this summer.
Winnebago County prosecutors looked into the July 9th incident that killed skydiving instructor Paul Olsen of Belleville.
District Attorney Christian Gossett blamed it on bad weather and a communication breakdown. He said Olsen's death could have been prevented, but no single person was at fault.
The 55-year-old Olsen and a skydiving student jumped 10,000 feet from a plane when they were blown off-course by a sudden burst of wind from an approaching storm. Their parachute fell into Lake Butte des Morts.
The student swam to the shore, but Olsen drowned.
According to prosecutors, the owner of Skydive Adventure in Omro radioed Olsen's plane multiple times to try and get the instructor to abort the jump.
However, the pilot said he never got such a message until Olson and his student had already jumped.