Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

June 08, 2012 14:40 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity of Deceased Paraglider

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) -

June 8, 2012

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased paraglider

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died when his powered paraglider crashed near Enderby on June 7, 2012.

The male is Barry Kleiter, aged 43, from Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Mr. Kleiter was flying his powered paraglider solo with an instructor on the ground, in radio contact with him, when something went wrong and he spiralled down from a height of about 300 metres into a field. He had been taking a course in operation of the machine for approximately one week.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate this death.

Powered paragliders are classified by Transport Canada as a type of ultra-light aircraft.

The family of Mr. Kleiter has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • BC Coroners Service
    Shannon Bender-Bell
    Acting Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    250 861-7510