Missing Paraglider Found Alive In Eastern Blaine County
Hailey, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A missing Para-glider in the Sun Valley area has been found and is currently resting at the Saint Luke's Wood River Medical Center.
49 year old, British Resident, Guy Anderson was taking part in the week–long Paragliding World Championship, which was being held up in Sun Valley.
At around 8:30 on Saturday night, Anderson failed to report to his final checkpoint and was reported missing along with another pilot.
That second pilot was found within hours.
But with night time already upon the competition at that point, crews had to wait until the morning to start their search.
Crews spent all Sunday combing the area Anderson was believed to be flying over but were unable to locate the world class Para-glider.
On Monday, crews were out again with over 70 volunteers gathering to search the Quigley Canyon Area about 15 to 20 miles East of Hailey.
At around 4 Monday afternoon, Anderson was located by an Idaho Army National Guard Helicopter in the Fish Creek area of Bradsfield Canyon, in Eastern Blaine County.
Currently, Anderson is being evaluated at the Wood River Medical Center for injuries to his left arm, ribs, and possible internal injuries. At this time the extent of his injuries is unknown.
Blaine County Sheriff, Gene Ramsey would like to thank all of the volunteers and state agencies that took part in the search.
And a special thanks to all of the Idaho National Guard members that took time from fighting fires to help locate Mr. Anderson.