Para glider crashes in Golden

A para glider sustained no injury after crashing on July 6.

A scary incident had a happy ending for a para glider in Golden on Friday evening.

On July 6 at 9:06 p.m. the Golden/Field RCMP received a report of a 59-year-old male para glider who had launched from the ramp at the top of Mount 7, and crashed into trees on a cliff face on the same mountain.

The RCMP immediately activated the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) protocol and the Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) responded to the scene.

Engaging and Alpine Helicopters Ltd. helicopter and pilot, GADSAR personnel quickly located the downed para glider and utilized a long line rescue technique to secure him and remove him to safety.

The para glider sustained no injury.