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A rescue crew from Ira and West Rutland fire departments, along with Vermont Sate Police and Rutland Regional Medical Center, line Whipple Hollow Road at the entrance to a logging road in West Rutland Tuesday night after a para glider incident was reported. Tim Perry, Cheif of Ira Fire Department, said a call was reported at 6:29 p.m. to him about a hang glider crashing at the foot of Hanley Mountain, which has a summit where para gliders jump off from. The incident was reported after a farmer unhooking his hay wagon happened to spot the hang glider go down. Perry said two other hang gliders were flying at the same time and were able to land and assist the downed pilot. When asked about the condition of the pilot involved in the crash, Perry said "He is able to walk around." By using a utility task vehicle, the rescue crew was able to reach the pilot at 7:12pm. No other information was available.