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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Speed Glider Rescued In Summit County After Crashing, Breaking Leg

SUMMIT COUNTY -- The Summit County Rescue Group and other agencies spent about eight hours rescuing a man injured while "speed gliding" Sunday. According to a press release from Summit County Rescue, speed gliding is a popular sport in Europe that involves skiing with a foot-launched parachute which is smaller than a paragliding or sky diving chute, and which may lift the skier off the ground intermittently depending on the wind speed and direction. The sport is also called speed flying or ski gliding.

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