RCMP in Cochrane are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a paraglider in Kananaskis Country.
Mounties responded to the report of a missing paraglider near Elbow Falls in Kananaskis, yesterday.
Cpl. Troy Savinkoff with the Cochrane RCMP says "We received a call in the early hours of June 9 of a missing individual whose friends had indicated he had gone out into the area to go paragliding. It was in quick order that the vehicle the victim was driving was located right near the Elbow Falls parking lot."
Savinkoff says they teamed up with Kananaskis Emergency Services to then locate the deceased 56-year-old man.
"They were able to have a helicopter available and located the paraglider in a tree not far from the Elbow Falls."
The investigation is still underway but right now Mounties believe the victim got stuck in a tree during his descent and then fell some distance down.
He says "The victim was located in very close proximity to the paragliding equipment that was still stuck in a tree.
Savinkoff says it looks like the man was paragliding alone.
"We do believe he was by himself and that's one of the things that we'd like to get out there that if you are engaging in one of these past times to make sure that you have a buddy or some kind of partner that you are in close contact with so that when something does happen we can send emergency services to get to you in quick order."
The deceased, who was from Calgary has been taken to the medical examiner's office.
Next of kin has been notified.