GOLDEN, Colo. — A 45-year-old man was injured in a paragliding crash in Jefferson County Wednesday afternoon.
According to West Metro Fire Rescue, the man took off near Golden and was looking for a landing spot near Green Mountain. At that point, the man’s parachute collapsed, dropping him about 200 feet.
The paraglider crashed near the interchange of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway.
The man was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.
West Metro said erratic winds caused the crash.
Erratic winds force down a 45-year-old paraglider. The man took off from near Golden and was looking for a landing spot near Green Mountain when his chute collapsed, dropping him about 200 feet. He landed near C470 & Alameda. Transported to hospital with unknown injuries. pic.twitter.com/GwPnwFOjC8
— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) March 20, 2019
A video provided by a viewer shows the final moments of the paraglider falling before the crash.