A paraglider was rescued on Tuesday after he crashed into a hill west of Wonderland Lake.
About 12:20 p.m., Boulder County Communications was notified of a paraglider who had crashed, according to a news release from Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
The 58-year-old man had just launched when a gust of wind caused a corner of his canopy to collapse on itself, the release said. As a result of the canopy collapse, he crashed shortly after and suffered serious injuries.
Firefighters from Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District and Boulder Fire-Rescue, along with rangers from the Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, were directed in by other paragliders in the area and began providing medical care to the injured man. Shortly after, paramedics from American Medical Response arrived and assisted with additional care.
Rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group packaged the injured paraglider into a beanbag splint and a litter and took him uphill to the road using a rope system. The injured man was taken by ambulance to a hospital.