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Paraglider briefly stuck on B.C. streetlight

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A paraglider gets stuck on a streetlight of B.C. Highway 99 (via Submitted)

A paraglider walked away unharmed from a dramatic scene yesterday (Sept. 10).

At about 10 a.m., a paraglider landed and got stuck on a lamppost at the base of the Stawamus Chief and Highway 99.

Squamish Fire Rescue firefighters used a ladder to stabilize and remove the woman from the post.

The paraglider was suspended approximately 20 feet in the air above a merge lane on Highway 99, but was not injured in the incident, according to Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Foote.

B.C. Emergency Services confirmed they attended the scene, but did not take anyone to the hospital.

Squamish RCMP's Const. Ashley MacKay said local police did not go to the scene or create a file about the incident.

- Keili Bartlett, Squamish Chief




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