Paraglider crash lands on Mount Woodside

A woman helped herself down from a tree on Mount Woodside after her paraglider lost altitude and crashed Monday afternoon.

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).

Just Posted

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Seventh day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Chilliwack firefighter seeking to reunite Rosedale VFD’s old auxiliary fire pump with antique engine

It’s been four decades, but Pat Liebault is hoping to reunite Rosedale’s auxiliary pump and engine

Council approves rezoning for second housing project in Chilliwack with supports

The longer folks stay outdoors, the harder it is to bring them inside, BC Housing officials says

Massive fire destroys Agassiz dairy barn

Reports say at least one cow died in the blaze

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Driver’s warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

BC Children’s Hospital warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Increased security, staffing changes coming to Colony Farms

Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to get new safety measures, stop patient-on-staff violence

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Most Read