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Published July 19, 2011, 02:40 PM

Brainerd Man Dies in Paraglider Accident

The Sherburne Country sheriff's office Michael Rademacher was at a family gathering near the town of Clear Lake when the parachute on his paraglider got tangled in a tree.

By: Associated Press,

CLEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A Brainerd man has died in a paraglider accident.

The Sherburne Country sheriff's office Michael Rademacher was at a family gathering near the town of Clear Lake when the parachute on his paraglider got tangled in a tree branch and he crashed into a parked vehicle below on Saturday.

Sheriff Joel Brott said Tuesday that the 54-year-old had been flying for about 10 minutes before he crashed just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Family and rescue workers performed CPR, but weren't able to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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