Man rescued after Tiger Mountain paragliding accident
June 14, 2011
Rescuers came to the aid of a man after a paragliding accident on Tiger Mountain on a sunny afternoon June 12.
The man, reportedly about 50 years old, had been on the west side of the mountain when he sustained injuries after colliding with a tree about one-quarter of a mile down Poo Poo Trail. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries and he remained conscious as rescuers transported him from the mountain.
The incident started at about 1:35 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 transported him to Virginia Mason Medical Center for additional treatment.
Crews from the King County Sheriff’s Office and Eastside Fire & Rescue aided the man.