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GTNP Rangers Rescue Paraglider

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A local woman paragliding over the Tetons Wednesday had to make a forced landing in Death Canyon, sustaining serious injuries in the mishap.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says  29 year-old Rebecca Bredehoft of Jackson and a companion had launched from Teton Village, intending to glide north over the Tetons and return to land in Teton Village.  However, Skaggs says Bredehoft lost her thermal lift which caused an unexpected descent into the Canyon.  Skaggs says Bredehoft attempted to descend the canyon trail with the help of some hikers, but required the help of rangers due to her injuries.  The rangers contacted her about 4 ½ miles up the trail, gave her some emergency medical treatment for her injuries and placed her into a litter to be air-lifted by short-haul method to the valley floor.  From there, she was transported by ambulance to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson. Skaggs reminds park users that under normal circumstances, it is illegal to take off or land a paraglider, hang glider, hot air balloon or other airborne device in Grand Teton National Park.

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