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.

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