A paraglider was taken to a hospital after crashing in the foothills of Pikes Peak in Colorado Saturday, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department.
#ColoradoSpringsFire #highanglerescue E13,E5, E3, BC1 Section 16 trailhead working trail evacuation approximately 1 mile in. Radio Command4. Crews have made it to the patient and are providing medical care. Crews are working on a plan to evacuate. Please avoid section 16 T.H.— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) April 10, 2021
Rescuers responded about 4 p.m. about 1 mile from the Section 16 trailhead in Colorado Springs, the fire department said on social media.
The injured paraglider was transported from the crash site about 45 minutes after crews arrived via emergency access from Wheeler road to 26th Street near US Highway 24, west of downtown Colorado Springs.
Crews were able to use access roads in Red Rock Canyon Open Space to transport the injured paraglider to a hospital.
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