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Kelowna man in critical condition following glider crash

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July 13, 2020 - 4:02 PM

A Kelowna man remains in critical condition after crashing his glider in a remote area outside Invermere late last week.

Columbia Valley RCMP received a report that a glider crashed near Pedley Pass from a secondary glider at 6:45 p.m. July 10, according to an RCMP release.

Volunteers with Columbia Valley Search and Rescue managed to remove the pilot, a 70-year-old Kelowna man, from the aircraft's cockpit. He suffered serious injuries and has since been airlifted in critical condition to a larger centre for further medical treatment, police said.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched an investigation into the incident, alongside RCMP.  

Anyone who witnessed this incident who has not yet spoken to police are asked to call the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292.

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