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Park City police respond to paraglider landing

Man uninjured in incident reported in the Aerie

The Park City Police Department on Monday responded to what was initially reported as a downed paraglider but later determined to be a landing by the person.

Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the Police Department received several calls from people in the Aerie at a little bit after 3 p.m. reporting the paraglider was seen close to the 1300 block of Aerie Drive. Kirk said the police found the paraglider. The man, who is 49 years old and a Summit County resident, told the police he had “trouble controlling the glide.”

Witnesses told the police it appeared he had crashed the non-motorized glider. The man told the police “he did not crash, but rather landed softly after he had trouble controlling the glider,” the Police Department said in an online posting.

The man said he was not injured, Kirk said. He took off in the paraglider in the street on nearby Golden Way, Kirk said.

The Police Department did not issue a citation.

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