TUMALO, OR -- A man trying to fly his paraglider from the Madras airport to the Bend airport became tangled in power lines when he attempted an emergency landing in Tumalo.
Initial calls to 911, just before 5:30 Thursday evening, reported the man was hanging from his tangled parachute. By the time Deschutes County deputies arrived, two witnesses had freed the pilot from his harness and he was safely on the ground. He received only minor injuries and power was restored to nearby homes a short time later.
The pilot, 29-year-old Tobias Osborne from London, tried to land the paraglider in a field near Half Mile Lane and Tumalo Road due to increased winds, but came in too low to clear the power lines.