Paraglider lands on highway, dies in eastern Washington

July 23, 2018

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old Idaho man died paragliding in eastern Washington Sunday evening.

Washington State Patrol reports that Ryan McRoberts of Garden Valley, Idaho, died Sunday after taking a paragliding jump off Deer Mountain near Chelan.

He then landed uncontrollably on Highway 97 about 8:40 p.m.

It’s unknown how or why he lost control of the paraglider.

He died at the scene.

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