Two Injured in Paraglider Crash in St. Clair County

St. Clair County Sheriff

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI – A paraglider crash in Casco Township last night sent two people to the hospital.

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 5600 block of Palms Road shortly after 7:30 Tuesday evening, along with Ira Township Fire and Rescue and Richmond-Lenox EMS.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a paraglider being flown by a 69 year old Clay Township man had taken off from a residence in the area with a 6 year old passenger. The paraglider failed to gain altitude quickly enough and struck high tension power lines, causing the aircraft to plummet to the
ground.

The pair was taken by Richmond-Lenox EMS to McLaren Macomb Hospital with undetermined injuries for evaluation.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the incident and will be investigating.

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