Paraglider from Wapato crashes and dies in Chelan County

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A 55-year-old Wapato man has died in a paragliding accident in Chelan County.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says David A. Norwood crashed after taking off from the top of Chelan Butte on Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses reporting seeing him fall quickly after one side of his parachute collapsed. He crashed about 150 yards downhill from where he took off.

The sheriff says Norwood was well-known within the paragliding community.