Paraglider rescued from cliff face in Grant Co. Sunday evening

Grant Co. first responders rescue paraglider

GRANT COUNTY, Wash --- A paraglider who was trapped on a cliff face in Grant County has been rescued by a military helicopter.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, rescuers were called out for a paraglider stuck on a cliff face, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

A helicopter from the Yakima Firing Range arrived from across the Columbia River to make the rescue, said Kyle Foreman of the GCSO.

The paraglider's name and hometown has not been released. She was flown to the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries around 7:15 p.m., as reported by the GCSO Facebook page.

Several agencies worked together to make the rescue, including the Grant County Fire District 10 high angle rescue team, Grant County Fire District 8's rescue personnel, Grant County Sheriff's patrol Search and Rescue and Emergency Management, LifeFlight air ambulance, and a UH-60 Blackhawk with a four-member rescue crew.

"This was a great example of how we train for difficult rescues and reach out to our partnering agencies in order to bring enough people and resources to get the job done," said Fire District 10 Chief Eric Linn.

"It took a coordinated effort by everyone involved, and training and teamwork paid off," said Grant County Sheriff's Chief Deputy of Emergency Management.

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