‘Bachelorette’ contestant Eric Hill dies after paragliding mishap – CNN.com


Eric Hill

(CNN) — Eric Hill, who was a contestant in the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” died this week from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident.

Hill, 31, was an adventurer with a goal of setting a world record by visiting every country on Earth in 1,200 days, but he interrupted his journey this spring to participate in the ABC reality competition.

He was gliding off a steep hill in Draper, Utah, Sunday when his parachute partially collapsed and “swung him into the hillside like a pendulum,” Salt Lake County Unified Fire spokesman Brian Anderton told CNN.

Although he was not far above the ground when he fell and he was wearing a helmet, Hill “hit with quite a bit of velocity,” causing severe injuries, Anderton said.

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Hill was flown to University of Utah Medical Center, where he later died, according to Anderton and Facebook postings by Hill’s sister Karen Tracy.

via ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Eric Hill dies after paragliding mishap – CNN.com.

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