Helicopter rescue needed for paraglider 0
A paraglider had to be airlifted off a mountainside near Canmore after crashing Thursday afternoon.
A 38-year-old male had to be airlifted off the Lady MacDonald Mountain after crashing below the old tea house, a popular jumping off spot for paragliders.
He sustained undisclosed injuries according to Canmore RCMP Cpl. Philip Duguay. The accident happened at approximately 2 p.m.
Alberta Parks and Wilderness rescue workers, assisted by Alpine Helicopters, extracted the male from the mountainside. He was then transported to Canmore General Hospital stabilized and then moved by STARS air ambulance to Calgary.