Paraglider plunges to ground

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage Police say a paraglider who launched off of Mount Badly in Eagle River plunged to the ground after the parachute folded in mid-air.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that witnesses say they saw the orange and red parachute descending the mountain off Fire Creek Trail just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say about halfway down the chute the parachute folded in on itself, causing the person to plunge to the ground.

The condition of the person was not immediately known. Rescue personnel were searching the area.

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