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Paragliding Accident; One Person Back Home, One Hospitalized

Paragliding Accident; One Person Back Home, One Hospitalized

Posted - Feb. 2, 2004 at 8:23 a.m.



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(KSL News) One of the people involved in a weekend paragliding accident is back home.

A man and woman were doing a tandem jump near Point of the Mountain Saturday when their parachute didn't completely open.

Witnesses say the glider came down fast and the couple landed on the windshield of a parked car.

Sgt. Michael Beesley/ Draper Police Dept.: "Paragliders and hangliders are professionals. They know what they're doing. They don't take these craft up in the air unless they really know what they're doing. So this is pretty unusual for this to have happened."

The woman involved in the accident has serious injuries and is still in the hospital.

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