Minneapolis man seriously injured in paraglider crash near Lake Lillian

A 59-year-old man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after crashing his paraglider in East Lake Lillian Township.

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EAST LAKE LILLIAN TOWNSHIP — A paraglider was seriously injured when he crashed Wednesday in East Lake Lillian Township, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

The crash was reported at approximately 12:20 p.m., occurring near the intersection of 225th Avenue and 180th Street Southeast in southern Kandiyohi County.

The 59-year-old man from Minneapolis operating the paraglider had started his ascent when the wind affected it, causing it to crash, according to the news release. The Sheriff's Office did not release his name.

The man suffered serious injuries from the crash and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were Lake Lillian Fire Department, Lake Lillian Ambulance, CentraCare Ambulance, the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad and Life Link Air Ambulance.


Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

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