Rescuers aid man after Tiger Mountain paragliding accident
June 12, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 2:50 p.m. June 12, 2011
Rescuers came to the aid of a man after a paragliding accident on Tiger Mountain on Sunday afternoon.
The man had been on the west side of the mountain when he sustained injuries after colliding with a tree. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The incident started at about 2 p.m. after the man slammed into a tree. Rescuers reached him about 30 minutes later and then plucked him from the mountain on a stretcher. Medics intend to transport him to a hospital for additional treatment.
Crews from the King County Sheriff’s Office and Eastside Fire & Rescue aided the man.