Paraglider Miraculously Survives Freefall Over Boulder
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.