Man injured in paraglider crash

Published: Sunday, April 20 2014 9:35 p.m. MDT

Jonathon Jefferies, Deseret News Archives

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DRAPER — A 32-year-old man was critically injured in a paraglider crash Sunday.

The man was paragliding with a friend who said the man swung like a pendulum into the side of the mountain when his parachute collapsed, according to Unified Fire Authority. He fell 15 to 20 feet.

The man was not conscious when emergency crews arrived. He was flown to University Hospital in critical condition.

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