Paraglider flown to hospital after Agassiz crash

Search and rescue helped man from tree and into waiting helicopter

A paraglider has been sent to hospital after he crashed into a tree in a field near Agassiz Friday evening.

Search and rescue crews assisted the man out the situation, and the Lougheed Highway was closed for a short time while the man was transferred to a waiting ambulance helicopter

Paragliding is a popular activity around Agassiz, and this weekend’s clear weather has allowed for many paragliders the chance to fly.