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Paraglider crashes into hill at Point of the Mountain

By Liesl Nielsen, | Updated - May. 13, 2019 at 11:24 a.m. | Posted - May. 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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LEHI — A paraglider may have broken his back and legs after crashing into a hill at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park Monday morning, officials said.

The 33-year-old man collided with the hill about 100 feet from the top of the flight park on the south side, according to Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon.

The wind pushed the man back into the hillside, according to KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards.

The man's back and legs may be broken, but he is still under examination. The man's injuries are not life-threatening, Cannon said. A medical helicopter took the man to a hospital in Provo.

Officials initially said the man was flying a hang glider, but Lehi Fire Department officials later said the man who crashed was paragliding.

Contributing: Eric Morgan, KSL; Jacob Klopfenstein, and Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio


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