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Man dies after powered paraglider crashes in Boulder County field

At this time investigators don't believe there was any malfunction and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Credit: KUSA

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A man died in a paragliding accident in unincorporated Boulder County Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO).

Around 6 p.m. several people called 911 to report that a powered paraglider had crashed in a field near the intersection of 119th Street and Arapahoe Road, the agency said. 

The only occupant of the paraglider, an adult man, was unresponsive when crews arrived, according to BCSO. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Based on witness accounts, investigators don't believe the powered paraglider had any equipment malfunctions. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated by BCSO detectives.

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