Search and rescue responds to critically injured paraglider in Living Room hiking area

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SALT LAKE CITY — A paraglider was taken to a hospital in critical condition Wednesday night after rescue crews responded to the Living Room hiking area in Salt Lake County.

Salt Lake City Fire Department officials confirmed as of 9:10 p.m. that an active rescue was underway. By 10:20 p.m. they stated that crews had made it off the trail and the paraglider had been taken to University of Utah Hospital in critical condition.

The Living Room hiking area is located near the University of Utah.

It was not clear how the paraglider came to be injured.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.