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Man Breaks Pelvis in Fall



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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.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

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

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