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San Jose man dies in paragliding crash

November 15, 2011 |  8:12 am

A 51-year-old man died after he crashed into a hillside while paragliding in a Santa Clara County park.

Everett A. Greel III, of San Jose, was killed Sunday afternoon after his glider began to fail near Monument Peak Trail in Ed Levin County Park, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Officials said Greel tried to open his parachute but was unable to avoid the hillside. He was conscious when emergency workers arrived but later died at the scene.

Greel’s sister, Deborah, told the Mercury News her brother was a loving father and husband, who worked on computer systems in the Silicon Valley.

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