LEBANON, ME. (THECOUNT) — Brett Bickford, from Rochester, NH, has been identified the man presumed dead after a skydiving incident yesterday afternoon in Lebanon, Maine.

Bickford, 41, a Bickford is a skydive instructor at New England Skydive, was jumping solo along with a student skydiver, when Bickford failed to meet up with the student upon landing.


New England Skydive is located at, 40 Skydive Ln, Lebanon, ME.

Searching continued last night with resources from the Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service. This morning, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and members from Dirigo SAR and Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR) will be searching areas of highest probability based on witness statements. source

State police, wardens and forest rangers are searching for a missing skydiving instructor in Lebanon who was not present when his student landed.

The student landed safely in a designated location at about 2 p.m. Thursday, authorities said, but his Skydive New England instructor’s whereabouts were not immediately known.