Paraglider Suffers Injuries After Hard Landing

Paraglider Suffers Injuries After Hard Landing

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- A paraglider is recovering in the hospital this morning after making a hard landing. It happened yesterday morning.

Police say 45-year-old Neil Bradley Johnson of Minnesota was about 30 feet off the ground when a downward gust forced him down. Utah County Sheriff Sergeant Darren Gilbert says Johnson landed at a 45-degree angle, causing injuries to his hip and lower back.

Johnson was conscious when paramedics arrived. A hospital spokeswoman says Johnson was taken to the Utah Valley Regional Hospital in serious condition.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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