Columbia County man dies in paragliding accident

A Claverack man died Tuesday in a paragliding accident in Dutchess County. 44 year old Varick Stringham encountered turbulence near Brace Mountain in Millerton, he fell into a heavily wooded area. We're told it took multiple rescue crews over five hours to get to the crash site, after it was reported around 1:35pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Brace Mountain covers parts of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Rescue crews included State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Firemen, and Forest Rangers.

Pic of the mountain from Wikipedia


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