Search for fallen paraglider proves fruitless
Anchorage Daily News, Published: June 26th, 2009
EAGLE RIVER -- A report of a paraglider who fell from the sky in Eagle River this
afternoon spurred an intensive search, but would-be rescuers ended their efforts
without finding a sign of the person, according to Anchorage police.
Witnesses reported seeing an orange and red parachute descending Mount Baldy off
Fire Creek Trail just before 3:30 p.m., when about halfway down the chute folded
in on itself, causing the person to plunge to the ground, police said.
But rescue personnel searching by land and air could not find any sign of the person
and didn't even have a firm location to begin searching, police Lt. Dave Parker
The person may have been fine and able to walk away, he said.