Paraglider crashes near Port Bruce

Monday, May 19th, 2014

A 47-year-old Aylmer man was airlifted to hospital after the paraglider he was flying crashed east of Port Bruce on Sunday, May 18.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. south of Dexter Line when the “experienced paraglider pilot” lost control of the aircraft (parachute with seat) and struck the side of a cliff, Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Troy Carlson said.

Malahide firefighters performed a steep angle rescue of the pilot who was then airlifted to hospital in serious condition.

Police continued to investigate the incident although Transport Canada was not investigating.

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