Friday 30 September 2016

Paraglider dies after crashing into church roof

Published 21/08/2016 | 21:01

The man was pronounced dead at the scene
The man was pronounced dead at the scene

A paraglider has died after he plunged through the roof of a Utah church.

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The incident took place on Sunday morning at a Mormon church in Draper.

Police and fire crews said the man was operating a motorised paraglider when he crashed.

Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene.

Witnesses told fire officials the man appeared to be spiralling downward and out of control.

The church was evacuated and Sunday services were cancelled.

No other injuries were reported.

Police did not release the identity of the man, who is in his forties or fifties.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash.

AP

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