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Man Seriously Injured in Paraglider Crash - Santiam Pass west of Sisters

July 21, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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A Springfield-area man was seriously injured Sunday morning when the paraglider with parachute he was operating lost power after taking off and crashed to the ground in the Santiam Pass area.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Toni Raugust, on July 21, 2013 at approximately 10:15 a.m., JAMES M. CARTER, age 55, from Springfield, has just lifted off from the ground in his paraglider near the ODOT Santiam Pass compound. As he was about tree level approximately 100 feet above ground, the paraglider lost power and crashed to the ground.

Raugust, medics from Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire District and Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire District responded to the scene. CARTER was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment of reported serious injuries.


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