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Squamish paraglider suffers life-threatening injuries after crashing into log boom

First responders at the scene of a paragliding accident that left a 40-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. Squamish RCMP

A 40-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a paragliding accident in Squamish on Thursday.

Squamish RCMP says first responders were called around 7:45 a.m. to reports the man had fallen into the log boom area of the blind channel portion of Howe Sound.

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Firefighters and RCMP were able to retrieve the man using a police boat and transport him to paramedics, who airlifted him to hospital.

Police say it appears the man was paragliding off the Stawamus Chief, but went into a spin and fell into the log boom area, just to the west of his launch point.

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