Body of hang-glider found in Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe
June 28, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A male hang-glider was found dead Friday in the Sierra Nevada near Slide Mountain, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe.
The adult man's body was found at 4 p.m. Friday after reports his glider went down around 1:30 p.m., according to various media outlets who quote Washoe County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Bob Harmon.
His body was discovered by air on the south side Slide Mountain, near Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe. Several agencies and groups of volunteers had been unable to locate him through a ground search, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Two volunteers had to be lowered in by helicopter to recover the body because the glider went down in a rugged area, officials said.
The man's name is being withheld, pending next-of-kin notification.
Harmon says an investigation is under way.
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