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Paraglider Falls 2000 Feet to His Death in Utah County

UTAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A PARAGLIDING ACCIDENT, THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A 54-YEAR-OLD FARMINGTON MAN.

RONALD CARTER DIED IN THE CRASH -- NEAR THE CEDAR VALLEY AIRPORT -- AS HE WAS PARAGLIDING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS.

HE PLUMMETED ABOUT 2000 FEET, FIVE MILES OUTSIDE FAIRFIELD.

PARAMEDICS RESPONDED... BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO.  CARTER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

AUTHORITIES AREN'T SURE IF WIND OR WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE ACCIDENT.

 

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