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Paraglider found dead on Maui's Haleakala

KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Firefighters on Maui say a paraglider died Monday atop Haleakala.

According to emergency responders, a crew from Kula responded to the accident just before 6:40 p.m. on Haleakala Crater road. When they arrived, they found a 34-year-old male near the 3.5 mile marker. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Maui Police Department says the victim was paragliding in the area when his equipment got caught on power lines. 

Police have identified the victim is 34-year-old Paul J. MacDonald of Haiku.

Cause of death has not been determined pending autopsy results.

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