Paraglider injured in Big Island crash

HONAUNAU, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 45-year-old man was injured after his paraglider crashed above Honaunau Saturday.

Fire officials said the man crashed into an old coffee field mauka of Highway 11 shortly after 11 a.m. The Fire Department helicopter found the paraglider tangled in a tree.

The pilot told authorities that he had crashed after a downward spiral that started 300 to 400 feet above the ground.

The man was transported to Kona Community Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

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