A 27-year-old man miraculously survived a freefall of 50 to 100 feet over Boulder‘s popular paragliding spot, Wonderland Hill Glider Trail. Witnesses say it appeared the man was making a right turn when one of the wings collapsed mid-flight.

A nurse was in the area and provided medical care to the man until first responders came. Boulder Mountain Fire personnel were the first to arrive. They provided medical care for the man. Then, volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group arrived and transported the injured man down to paramedics with AMR ambulance.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man sustained injuries to his arm and ribs, but likely survived relatively unscathed because he was wearing a helmet.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.