Firefighters recover body of paraglider who died in crash on Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Recovery operations took place Saturday for a paraglider who died in a crash in steep terrain on Green Mountain on Friday night.

West Metro Fire Rescue initiated a rope rescue operation, but said late Friday it turned into a recovery operation.

Dark conditions, steep slope and loose rock hampered rescue crews.

West Metro Fire Rescue said the crash scene was on the west side of Green Mountain near the foot bridge by C-470.