Ian Flanders

Age 37


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Organizers and media reports say American base jumper Ian Flanders has died in a parachute accident during a nature sports festival in eastern Turkey.

Flanders plunged into a river and died when his parachute ropes got wrapped around his legs during a jump from the Karanlik canyon in Turkey's Erzincan province on July 21. His body was pulled out of the Karasu river, a tributary of the Euphrates, by rescue boats and taken to the Erzincan state hospital morgue.

The Dogan news agency said the 37-year-old from southern California had leapt from an altitude of some 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) when the accident occurred.

The Erzincan Municipality said the International Nature and Culture Festival was canceled because of Flanders' death.

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You're in the arms of the Angel. Light and love to all that love him.

It was an honor to have known Ian and a loss to all who knew him. He will always be in my heart.

Traci, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ian when he was a little boy, always so full of life. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Offering condolences for your loss. May God's loving promises' bring comfort, peace, and joy (Acts chapter 24,verse 15) during difficult times.


My deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you and give you the strength to cope with this difficult time.

I am so sorry for your loss. May your family and friends find comfort in your memories of him and through prayer. Philippians 4:6, 7

Please accept my Condolences for your loss. I can't even imagine what your going through, just know that God will be there for the needed comfort & support (2 Cor 1:4). You are in our prayers.

I can recall 3 years ago meeting your friend Mathias and you for dinner and a movie after you both had gone skydiving earlier that day. You mentioned that you were recovering from a base jumping injury. I could see in your eyes just how passionate you were about your sport and how the risk was worth every moment! Even though our encounter was very brief, that moment still remains in my thoughts to this day and is an inspiring driving force in my own life! I was truly deeply saddened to read...

Sorry for this tragedy accident God promise in John 5:28