Man Breaks Pelvis in Fall

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- A paraglider survived a 100-foot plunge, authorities said, after his wings clipped the wings of another pilot.

Adelbert Cranney, 39, of Provo suffered a broken pelvis Saturday, said Sgt. Spencer Cannon, a spokesman for the Utah County sheriff's office.

"I've seen a lot of accidents where they fall from 20, 30, 50, 100 feet," Cannon said. "They can bleed to death internally from a pelvic fracture, but they're usually not life-threatening if they get immediate attention like he did."

The other paraglider landed safely at Point of the Mountain, a popular gliding spot due to wind conditions on the Salt Lake County-Utah County line.


Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast