‘Miracle’ survival after paragliding crash south of Las Vegas

reviewjournal.com - 07-17


The sister of Amy Parker, an experienced paraglider and Las Vegas tattoo artist, said it was a “miracle” that Parker survived a paragliding crash near Jean last weekend. Parker was paragliding Saturday evening near the Jean dry lake beds, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, when she was severely injured during a “hard landing,” the Metropolitan Police Department said. On Tuesday, Ivy Pruss, 34, said her sister fell 40 to 60 feet after a possible equipment failure, but doctors expect the 36-year-old to make a full recovery.