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Teen girl survives falling from paraglider while her father dies

By Mason White 7:03 AM March 5, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A fun time between a father and his teenage daughter turned deadly.

Authorities in California, said that a man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter who was flying in tandem with him, survived.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said that 60-year-old Ronald Faoro, died after he fell about 1,000 feet and landed on a steep canyon.

Rescuers found him and pronounced him dead at the scene. The initial investigation revealed that his harness was not properly secured.

His 16-year-old daughter continued riding another quarter mile before she fell and slammed into a tree. A group of people who witnessed the father and daughter crashing, helped authorities locate them.

The teen was rescued by a helicopter. Se suffered only minor injuries. However, her father was not so lucky. His body was also recovered by the helicopter.