Springfield man hurt in paraglider crash

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Authorities say a Springfield man was seriously injured when the paraglider he was operating lost power after taking off and crashed to the ground at Santiam Pass.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that 55-year-old James M. Carter had just lifted off and was at tree level about 100 feet up Sunday morning when he lost power and crashed near a state transportation compound.  

St. Charles Medical Center in Bend reported him in critical condition on Monday morning.

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