Paraglider in fair condition following crash

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Published: Apr 21 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 22 2013 07:34:41 PM EDT

A paraglider who went for a wild ride in Carbon County is on the mend.

Gene Gleason of Hoboken, New Jersey is in fair condition after a crash Sunday at Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Fellow paragliders say Gleason hit an unstable pocket of warm air, a thermal, and that likely caused his crash.

He suffered scrapes and bruises after falling about 150 feet.

His friends were left to pack up his parachute.