City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
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Capital City Fire/Rescue

Paraglider Accident

On 5-29-11 at approximately 1543 hours, CCFR responded to Mt Roberts for a paraglider that reportedly lost lift and fell approximately 50 feet to the ground. CCFR responded with 10 department members from a Medical Crew, Special Teams Crew and a Medevac Crew. The ground team was dispatched up the tram to evaluate and package the patient. The medevac crew was activated to remove the patient from the mountain a few hundred feet from the cross. He was transported to BRH for treatment of his injuries. The entire operation took approximately 2 hours from the time of the incident.

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