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Paraglider crash lands on Mount Woodside

A well-prepared paraglider helped herself out of trouble Monday afternoon after her glider crash-landed in a tree.

The RCMP got a call at 3 p.m. from a witness who saw the red, orange and yellow glider go down on the northwest side of Mount Woodside. RCMP officers were dispatched along with Kent Search and Rescue.

As they arrived, a woman approached and identified herself as the paraglider.

Antonina Roumiantsevai told them flying conditions were good when she launched, but when she ran into some dirty air (turbulence) and the wind collapsed, she found herself flying close to some trees. Before she could recover and regain altitude, she landed in one and had to use a self-rescue kit to get down.

She planned to get the glider down today (Dec. 31).

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