Paraglider Dead in Accident on Crater Road

February 10, 2014, 8:52 PM HST · Updated February 11, 1:12 PM
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Haleakala National Park, Maui Now file photo.

Haleakala National Park. Maui Now file photo.

By Wendy Osher

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A male paraglider is dead after a miscellaneous accident reported near mile marker 3.5 of Haleakalā Crater Road on Maui.

Kula firefighters responded to the incident at 6:37 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, and arrived on scene to find the 34-year-old man dead, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Maui police temporarily closed Haleakalā Crater Road between 7 and 9:30 p.m. while they conducted an investigation.

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