Man recovering after paragliding accident

A 60-year-old man is recovering in hospital after a para-gliding accident in Mount Woodside yesterday afternoon (July 28).



A 60-year-old man is recovering in hospital after a paragliding accident in Mount Woodside yesterday afternoon (July 28).

At about 3 p.m., Kent Harrison Search and Rescue members were called to the area near Harrison Mills, and Chilliwacks’s rescue team joined them shortly after.

Agassiz RCMP confirmed the man was found about 3.5 kilometres up the forest service road, and about 1 kilometre into the forested area.

The man was spotted by helicopter, and was rescued using a long-line.

The man was “conscious and breathing,” Agassiz RCMP Sergeant Darren Rennie said.

Mounties are not sure of what exactly caused the accident.

He was taken by air ambulance with multiple injuries that RCMP said were non-life threatening.