Paraglider crashes into tree from 350 feet above ground

Paraglider was 350 feet in the air before spiraling down

Published  10:52 AM HST Feb 03, 2013
HONAUNAU, Hawaii -

On the Big Island, a paraglider is recovering after crashing into a tree in Honaunau.

Hawaii County Fire crews were called out to the paraglider in distress around 11 a.m. Saturday.

They found the 45-year-old man tangled in a tree in an old coffee field.

The paraglider told rescue crews that he was on a downward spiral from about 350 feet in the air before landing in the coffee field.

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