A paraglider was critically injured in a crash on Wednesday afternoon. Boulder Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Rescue crews rushed to the scene of the crash in the Wonderland Hill area just after 2 p.m.
When they arrived at the scene near homes in the area of Sixth Street and Locust Avenue west of Boulder, they found an adult male who suffered injuries to his right side. He was located about two-thirds of the way up Wonderland Hill. Crews with Boulder Fire Rescue, along with Rocky Mountain Rescue, Boulder Sheriff's Office, and Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers, got him down from the hill and to the waiting ambulance.
He was rushed to the hospital and last listed in critical condition.
"We are thankful for bystanders calling 911 in this incident," said Battalion Chief Mark Evans in a statement. "This individual needed the skill of first responders to rescue him from the side of Wonderland Hill and get him to the help that he needed quickly and efficiently. If you see an incident where someone is hurt or in danger, do not hesitate to call 911. Don't assume that someone else has."
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