CALGARY – A Calgary man was killed Tuesday in a paragliding accident near Elbow Falls in Kananaskis Country west of town.
The police were called about a missing paraglider and, with the help of Kananaskis rescue services, found a 56-year-old deceased.
“Right from the start, the police believed that the victim got stuck in a tree during his descent and then fell a little,” the police said in a release.
The man’s vehicle was in the Elbow Falls parking lot and the police aren’t sure where he picked up.
RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said people are encouraged to have a friend with them when engaging in risky backcountry activities.
“We want them to have at least a buddy or someone close so that we can have emergency services there if things go wrong,” he said.
No further information is currently available.