A Hope resident has died from injuries sustained during a hang glider accident near Lumby June 11.

A Hope resident has died from injuries sustained during a hang glider accident near Lumby June 11.

Hope hang glider pilot dies from injuries

Incident occurred when craft crashed into a field near Lumby

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man who died following a hang gliding incident near Lumby June 11.

He is Richard Michael Wood, 38, from Hope.

Wood was flying his hang glider solo from a popular location.

He was coming for a landing shortly before 2 p.m. when something went wrong and he crashed in a field.

He suffered critical injuries in the crash and was taken by air  ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital. However, his injuries were too severe and he died June 15.

See Wednesday’s Morning Star for more details.