American skater and influencer on social media Josh Neuman was one of four people killed when a plane for sightseeing crashed into the lake of Iceland authorities in Iceland’s North Atlantic Island nation said Monday.
Neuman who was 22, was flying to develop advertising content to promote the Belgian fashion label Suspicious Antwerp alongside Tim Alings, the company’s sponsorship manager, who is 27; as well as Nicola Bellavia, a 32-year-old skydiver and social media influencer from Belgium.
Haraldur Diego, the pilot Haraldur Diego who was 49 was regarded as to be one of Iceland’s most prominent pilots and was a pioneer in photography tours.
Four bodies believed by experts to be the bodies of the suspects were found this past Sunday at Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s second-largest lake that is built using an autonomous submarine as well as sonar technology.
The weather isn’t ideal for divers finding the bodies in depths as high as 150 feet (48 meters).
“For the safety of divers, we have to wait until the weather improves,” the police Chief Oddur Arnason told The Associated Press.
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The Cessna plane did not send out a distress signal after disappearing from radar Thursday.
More than 1,000 Icelanders belonging to the Search and Rescue organization helped search for the plane, which was located on Saturday in a region of the lake around 30 miles (50 km) from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik.
Neuman was most famous for his contribution to one of the most popular skateboarding-related videos YouTube His channel has more than 1.2 million viewers.
According to the website of Neuman the site states that he started making videos when he was 12 using his father’s video camera, and then quit college to pursue an extreme sport career and filmmaking.
In the year 2020, he released an official video in partnership with Suspicious Antwerp skating on a longboard on the winding roads of Los Angeles.
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The flight was a mystery. Antwerp spokesperson Bram Boriau said the purpose of the flight was to record footage of Iceland’s breathtaking scenery.
“All person’s present were hugely passionate about travel and content creation; hence these themes were the main focus of the trip,” the AP reporter said to the AP via email. – AP