A Seattle man, 55-year-old John Clifford, died in a Monday paragliding accident near Pemberton, British Columbia, according to the British Columbia Coroners Service.
Clifford was participating in the Canadian Paragliding National Championships when the accident happened. His rescue from the Lillooet River was hampered by poor weather, including severe thunderstorms on Monday. Searchers were not able to locate him until Tuesday.
His death is still under investigation.