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Farmington man dies in paragliding accident near Cedar Valley Airport

Published: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 11:12 p.m. MST

Paragliders fly at Point of the Mountain in Salt Lake County.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Archives

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A Farmington man died Sunday after a paragliding accident near the Cedar Valley Airport, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Ronald Allen Carter, 54, was paragliding at approximately 5:45 p.m. when he crashed near Allen's Ranch Road roughly 5 miles south of state Route 73, Utah County Sheriff's Lt. Yvette Rice said.

Three of Carter's friends witnessed the incident, Rice said. The witnesses reported that Rice was an experienced glider and was practicing advanced maneuvers when he fell to the ground.

Carter died on impact, Rice said, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation. Authorities do not believe the death to be suspicious.

"It was very traumatic from what I understand," Rice said.

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