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Paraglider Plunges To His Death In Milpitas

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A sheriff's deputy at the scene of a fatal paragliding accident at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, November 14, 2011. (CBS)

A sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a fatal paragliding accident at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, November 14, 2011. (CBS)

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MILPITAS (CBS SF) – A 51-year-old San Jose man fell to his death while paragliding at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas on Sunday afternoon.

Everett Greel III was paragliding above Monument Peak Trail when his parachute collapsed about 80 feet above the ground at about 1:50 p.m., Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.

Emergency responders attempted to revive Greel, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown what caused the glider to fail, Cardoza said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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