Man Who Died While Hang Gliding Was West Hollywood Resident

Marcus Schaedler
Marcus Schaedler

A man who was killed on Saturday while hang gliding in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar has been identified as Markus Michael Albert Schaedler, a resident of West Hollywood.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office today publicly identified Schaedler. He was with a group of four who descended from a mountain peak known as Hang Glider Point. Authorities were summoned about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when he failed to show up at a rally point, Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Jaeger said.

A search was conducted and the crumpled hang glider was found, along with Schaedler, 59, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Jaeger said.

Schaedler, who lived on Kings Road, was a member of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association. His LinkedIn profile identifies him as a chef who worked in research and development at Gourmet Foods.

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Michael Palmer
Michael Palmer
3 years ago

Hard to believe 2 years have passed. Moss uoy Markus.

roger hollenbeck
roger hollenbeck
5 years ago

Very tragic, I knew Markus from Austria in 1983. We talked about him going to Vail. Off he went!! I knew Hang Gliding was his passion!!!

Petra van der Klaauw
Petra van der Klaauw
5 years ago

I am so sad since I heard the news. I know Markus from Austria where we all skies together and had a lot of fun. My thoughts are with his family

Steve and Deirdre Butchko
Steve and Deirdre Butchko
5 years ago

Ah!!!! We will miss Chef Marcus. He was a great guy and a great Chef. Always willing to stop and chat, especially if it was about his beloved hand gliding. We enjoyed his company at our wedding and it was an honor to know him. He will be missed.

Joe Gedeon
Joe Gedeon
5 years ago

We at the Millennium Biltmore are so very sad to hear the tragic news about our former Chef
Marcus. We enjoyed working with him and loved being around him. He was always in a
good mood no matter what , had a great sense of humor , and was friendly to all . No attitude
that you see in many chefs. I have so many great memories and he made me laugh a lot.
Condolences to his loved ones.

Jim Shaw
5 years ago

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve… Read more »

Jim Shaw
5 years ago

I happily flew with Markus. He always had a quick and great smile and sense of humor. One of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. I miss him greatly.

Denise Antonino
Denise Antonino
5 years ago

He was my cousin in law. Here in Austria where he is from, there is such sadness and
shock at his passing. He was a lovely, kind man and we will miss him very very much.

joetheplummber
joetheplummber
5 years ago

@JP Very sad. Please contact Mayor Horvath to ask the City to adjourn the next council meeting in his memory. We send our condolences.

jimmypalmieri
jimmypalmieri
5 years ago

he is my neighbor. i have known him and his wife for more than ten years. our building is so sad today.

Woody McBreairty
Woody McBreairty
5 years ago

This is a real tragedy & I am very sad for this young man & his family & friends. My thoughts after reading about his passing is that most, if not all adults I know, (including myself) have expressed that they hope they go quickly without suffering & while doing something that they love. I hope that this was true in both cases for Marcus Michael Albert Schaedler. RIP

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