12-Year-Old Boy, Instructor Killed in Hang-gliding Accident

PHOTO CREDIT: Bizuayehu Tesfaye / Las Vegas Review-Journal
PHOTO CREDIT: Bizuayehu Tesfaye / Las Vegas Review-Journal

A hang-gliding instructor and a 12-year-old boy were killed Friday after a crash at a dry lake bed, Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Las Vegas police and Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a call concerning an accident at the lake bed around 2:50 p.m. near Jean.

The pair was in the air when the truck the hang glider was tethered to took an abrupt turn, police said. KVVU reports the truck driver thought the two victims had been released before making the turn, which is usually done by the person in the glider.

Police said the glider had come crashing down before the tether was released.

Part of the hang gliding team tried to transport the boy into Las Vegas, which is about 30 miles south of Jean, to get medical attention when they tracked down a Nevada Highway Patrol officer.

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SOURCE: Fox News

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