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Hikers call 911 after capturing video of paraglider falling closer to ground

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A paraglider fell from the sky close to Golden Wednesday afternoon. The forty five-12 months-antique paragliding pilot survived the crash however was injured.

Kent Kovack, who witnessed the terrifying moments, talked with FOX31 Wednesday nighttime. Kovack, his spouse and daughter had been hiking the Hogback once they saw the person fall close to inexperienced Mountain off C-470 and West Alameda expressway.

“My daughter heard him yelling, like, ‘Woo hoo,’” Kovack said.

to begin with, Kovack stated he notion the fall turned into an excellent midair maneuver. He began shooting video with his telephone until the paraglider were given closer to the floor.

“once I realized that he became now not yelling for pleasure — he changed into screaming for his existence — I straight away give up videotaping and referred to as 911,” Kovack said.

West Metro fire Rescue placed out an alert on Twitter around four p.m. The fire department stated the man’s parachute collapsed amid “erratic winds,” dropping him a few two hundred ft.

“after you see the video, you recognise he’s a totally lucky man,” Kovack stated. “God become on his side today.”

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