On Thursday, Squamish RCMP received a request for assistance from the Squamish Fire Department in regards to a paraglider who had fallen off the Stawamus Chief into the log boom area of blind channel portion of the Howe Sound.
— Squamish RCMP (@SquamishRCMP) August 29, 2019
To retrieve the 40-year-old paraglider, police had to launch their boat. Squamish RCMP were able to bring the man into the boat and he was transported to an awaiting ambulance.
From the ambulance, the man was flown to a lower mainland hospital via BCEHS Air Ambulance with life threatening injuries.
According to police, it looks like the man was paragliding off the Stawamus Chief when he went into a spin with his wing and fell to the log boom area.
With plenty of people looking to get outside this long weekend, you should make sure every precaution is taken to stay safe.