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Paraglider dies in crash | King County Sheriff’s OfficeAugust 8th, 2011 at Mon, 8th, 2011 at 9:35 am by dennisbox
A paraglider died Sunday, Aug. 7, about 7 p.m. when the wing he was flying suddenly plummeted to the ground.
The incident occurred in the 12300 block of 202 Place SE. near Issaquah. Witnesses saw the paraglider gliding on what appeared to be a thermal current, and watched as he came toward them in a northeasterly direction.
Suddenly the wing of the paraglider started twisting and spinning out of control and then collapsed about
40 to 50 feet above the ground before crashing in a pasture.
Despite CPR efforts from witnesses and fire personnel, the man died at the scene.
The victim is a 53 year-old Renton man.