Paramotorer crashes into partially frozen Utah Lake

Paraglider crashes into partially frozen Utah Lake (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - Search and rescue teams are responding to reports that a paramotorer has crashed into Utah Lake near the American Fork Harbor.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office says the area where the paraglider crashed has parts that are frozen.

The paraglider crashed approximately 300 feet offshore.

Utah lake is frozen with a very thin sheet of ice, maybe a half an inch. The paramotorer broke through the ice but was unable to get himself to shore. First responders broke the ice out to him, and they were able to escort him back to shore.

Three young men saw him go in and called 911. We have sound with those three. The paraglider is currently in the back of an ambulance.

As the victim got to Shore, he joked with first responders that he wasn’t embarrassed for having crashed.


This story has been corrected to show the man was a paramotorer, not a paraglider.

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