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Paraglider Crash-Lands Near Fort McMurray, Pilot Flees The Scene

08/02/2013 03:33 EDT | Updated 08/02/2013 05:51 EDT
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He walked away from a paragliding crash, but now he's nowhere to be found.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are looking for a man after his paraglider crashed in a residential area of Fort McMurray and then fled the scene.

RCMP and the local fire department were called to the Timberlea area shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon on reports that a paraglider crash-landed.

However, when police arrived on scene they found the paraglider, but not the pilot.

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(A paraglider was found in a residential area of Fort McMurray, but no pilot.)

Police said in a press release witness reports indicate the pilot took off from nearby Parson's Creek and crashed into the trees a short time later.

There have be no reports of injury and police are looking for the pilot to determine if he is okay.

He is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s, 190 lbs., 5'11", with dark hair and wearing a dark shirt. It is believed he fled the scene on foot.

An older-model grey car pulling a trailer in the area may also be involved.

UPDATE - 3:50 p.m. - RCMP confirm the man has been found safe and did not sustain any major injuries.

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