Paraglider Crash Section 16 (Photo) Credit Colorado Springs Fire Department (via Twitter)

Paraglider Crash Section 16

Photo Credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department (via Twitter).

A paraglider was taken to a hospital after crashing in the foothills of Pikes Peak in Colorado Saturday, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department.

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.

Editor’s Note: Help fund search and rescue missions across the state of Colorado by purchasing a CORSAR card at ihelpsearch.org. This is not an insurance card. By purchasing a card, you are helping reimburse search and rescue teams for costs incurred in providing help to lost and injured hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, ATV riders, skiers, snowboarders, and more.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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