Paraglider killed in crash near Blue Hills Road

A 57-year-old Colorado man died in a paragliding accident Sunday, Oct. 6, near Blue Hills Road.

Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Kim Neal said David L. Brecheisen of Fort Collins was using a backpack and harness-mounted paraglider just before 5:30 p.m. on Sunday when he crashed about 400 yards south of Blue Hills Road and two miles west of Highway 191. 

Neal said Brecheisen was paragliding with friends, but nobody witnessed the crash.

The cause of the crash is “undetermined at this time,” Neal said.