Calgary man killed paragliding in Kananaskis near Elbow Falls

Elbow Falls in Alberta, July 31, 2017. Gary Bobrovitz / Global News

Alberta RCMP say a Calgary man has been found dead in Kananaskis following a paragliding accident.

According to Cochrane RCMP, officers received a report about a paraglider who had gone missing from the Elbow Falls area on Tuesday.

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RCMP searched the area with Kananaskis Emergency Services and found the body of the 56-year-old man.

In a Wednesday news release, RCMP said it’s believed the man became stuck in a tree during his descent, then falling to the ground below.

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A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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The name of the victim hasn’t been released by RCMP.

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