A Coast Guard crew responded to a male paraglider after he went down off the coast of Plum Island, Massachusetts, on Saturday, February 8.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Merrimack River, Massachusetts, received a report from a Good Samaritan at 4:58 p.m. Saturday of an individual in a paraglider who had crashed into the water off the coast of Plum Island.
A 47’ Motor Lifeboat from Station Merrimack River immediately launched, pulled the man from the water, and transported him to awaiting EMS. He was then taken by ambulance to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, where he was later pronounced dead.
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.