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PROVO — A man who was paragliding Tuesday and fell out of the sky was rescued after being trapped near Spanish Fork Canyon, authorities said.
Officers received calls about a paraglider who was falling out of the sky Tuesday evening, according to Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon. A Provo man, 57, was trapped near the mouth of the south side of Spanish Fork Canyon, near the windmills and above Escalante Cross, Cannon said.
The paraglider never lost consciousness and was able to tell officials he was in serious pain. A medical helicopter hoisted the man from a steep mountainside near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon, Cannon said.
57 yr old Provo man who crashed a powered paraglider was hoisted from steep mountainside near mouth of Spanish Fork Cnyn. He has back pain but never lost consciousness & was taken by Spanish Fork ambulance to Utah Valley Hospital. pic.twitter.com/dAXCPS1eoN— Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) June 5, 2019
Officials don't know the extent of the man's injuries but they also don't have indication he had life-threatening injuries, Cannon said. He added the man was taken to Utah Valley Hospital by helicopter.
Another angle showing the patient location. pic.twitter.com/qdX6q7EHRv— Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) June 5, 2019
Contributing: Tracie Snowder, KSL.com