Paraglider Crashes, Dies Before Rescue Crews Reached Him


WE’LL BRING YOU MORE AS WE GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. MELISSA GARCIA, CBS 4 NEWS. A PARAGLIDEER IS DEAD AFTER CRASHING ON GREEN MOUNTAIN. HE CALLED FOR HELP BUT DIED BEFORE CREWS COULD REACH HIM. DYLAN THOMAS SPOKE TO CREWS WHO DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD. RESCUE 10, TOWER 14. Reporter: A PARAGLIDER CALLED DISPATCHERS ON GREEN MOUNTAIN FOR HELP. HE TOLD US HE CRASHED. Reporter: IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT LED UP TO IMPACT, YOU BUT HE’S REPORTING IMMOBILIZING INJURIES. WE HOLD US IT WAS A BACK INJURY. WE WERE ABLE TO KEEP HIM ON THE CELL PHONE AND TRIANGLE LATE THE POSITION. THE CELL PHONE IS PINGING ON ROONEY VALLEY TRAIL. HE CAN SEE THE FOOT BRIDGE AND CAN SEE C470 AND THE DIRT BIKE TRACK. Reporter: BUT THE SUN WAS PHASE FADING, AS WAS HIS BATTERY. BY THE TIME CREWS FOUND HIM, IT WAS TOO LATE. CPR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GET TO HIM. Reporter: WEST MOTE RE– WEST METRO YOU FIRE SAYS HE WAS STUCK IN A STEEP AREA WITH LOOSE ROCK. THEY HAD TO SET UP A COMPLICATED ROPE SYSTEM. Reporter: THOSE WHO FREQUENT THE AREA WERE SHOCKED TO HEAR THE NEWS. WE ALMOST NEVER SEE A PARAGLIDER IN THIS AREA. Reporter: AS THE CORONER DESCENDED THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE BODY, THOSE NEARBY UNDERSTOOD WHY USE HAD SUCH HARD TIME FINDING THE VIC FILM. IF YOU’RE TRYING TO GO STRAIGHT UP OR DOWN A HILL OR RECOVER A BODY, IT WOULD BE SERIOUS WORK, BECAUSE IT’S

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