- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say a paraglider who crashed near a Salt Lake City trail last week has died.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2sb0SWs ) 22-year-old Sawyer Gordon died Sunday, four days after the June 7 incident. The crash happened near the Living Room Trail, a popular hiking area which is known for its beautiful wild flowers.

Salt Lake City Fire Department spokeswoman Audra Sorensen said Gordon had suffered extensive and massive trauma after the crash.

According the report, a group of hikers who saw Gordon fall called 911. Sorensen says he had been flying alone and was unresponsive when rescuers got to him. He was carried partway down a mountain to a spot where a helicopter could land to take him to a hospital.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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