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Kentucky man killed in paragliding crash on Florida lake

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 18:49:56-04

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man is dead following a paragliding accident in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the fatal accident occurred Monday on Lake Beauclair near Mount Dora, where firefighters found a single-engine paraglider in the water. A witness said the paraglider appeared to be spinning out of control before the crash.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 59-year-old Michael McGuire.

The Tavares Fire Department responded to a request for a water rescue. Firefighters reported two other paragliders landed safely on a nearby golf course.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,