Paraglider rescued near Carbondale |

Paraglider rescued near Carbondale

Aspen Times staff report

CARBONDALE – Rescuers were called to Mount Sopris early Saturday afternoon after a 60-year-old man was injured in a paragliding accident.

The man, who reportedly suffered back and leg injuries, landed on the trail between Thomas and Dinkle lakes, near the base of the mountain, outside of Carbondale, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office.

Mountain Rescue Aspen sent two teams of eight members and four ATVs into the field to locate the individual. Several hikers in the area stayed with the injured party until help arrived. Shortly after 2 p.m., Flight For Life Summit County was able to reach the patient. He was flown to St. Anthony’s Central in Denver for medical attention, according to the sheriff’s office.

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