Rice County man crashes paraglider in bean field

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, September 6, 2011

LONSDALE — A 78-year-old man is injured after crashing his paraglider into a Rice County bean field.

The county sheriff’s department says a deputy found a paraglider about 150 yards into a Lonsdale bean field but no pilot after a call of an aircraft crash at about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

A passer-by later told the deputy he picked up the pilot and drove him to his Rice County residence.

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The deputy found John Goodoien, who said he been in the air for about an hour when he lost power and crashed at around 7:20 p.m. He was later taken to the hospital for injuries from the crash.