PARAGLIDING ACCIDENT Florida Man Injured In Ohio Paragliding Crash
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 4, 2012 3:57 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 4:18 PM EDT
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Ohio state troopers are investigating a paragliding crash that occurred in the Rarden area just east of the Adams County line.
Christopher L. Montgomery, 60, of Jacksonsville, Fla., was paragliding about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 when high winds caused his parachute to fail, and he crashed into an open field near State Route 73, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A witness said Montgomery fell 50 to 75 feet.
Montgomery was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and then was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was listed in fair condition at St. Mary’s, a hospital spokesman said.
The crash is still under investigation. The release said the FAA is not involved in the investigation because the federal agency’s regulations do not cover this type of aircraft.
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