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Paraglider uninjured in Mount Rose accident

A paraglider walked away uninjured Thursday from the second such crash in three weeks off the summit of Mount Rose.

The man, whose name wasn’t released by press time, took off from the east bowl on Mount Rose shortly after noon, but abruptly ended his flight, crashing about 1,200 feet down the hill from his take-off spot, according to Washoe County sheriff’s officials.

Passersby who were hiking saw the man go down suddenly and called 9-1-1.



Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Incline Village Substation deputies responded to the call at 12:35 p.m.

“The witnesses were able to yell back and forth to him,” Lt. David Nikoley said.



The man was lucky because he was unharmed and people were around to witness the crash and had the presence to call rescue authorities, Nikoley said.

“Obviously we were relieved he was all right, especially (after) a few weeks ago,” he said. “It was lucky that those individuals that were there noticed him go down, the outcome would’ve been the same, that he was OK because he landed safely.

The accident comes less than two weeks after paragliding instructor John Van Meter, 45 of Soda Springs, and his 21-year-old student, Travis Kolvet, of Fernley, were killed in the same location on July 8.


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