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Man injured in paraglider crash in Utah County

Man injured in paraglider crash in Utah County



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A helicopter had to pluck a California man off a Utah County mountain after he crashed while paragliding.

Provo police say they received a distress call Sunday from a paraglider who was stuck and injured on top of a mountain. The man had been competing in a national paragliding championship when a wing on his craft collapsed.

Police say the 42-year-old man fell 60 feet and broke a leg, preventing him from coming down the mountain.

A medical helicopter reached the man and hoisted him off the mountain. The man was then taken to a hospital for treatment.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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