Paragliders capture amazing images of flood damage in Colorado
POSTED: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Paramotor pilot Nathan Finneman recently got a bird's-eye view of the massive damage caused by Colorado's recent flooding.
"I've never seen something like that before ...you see whole neighborhoods in one section and they're completely gone ...to me I was speechless the whole flight to see that area where there was beautiful houses and others just one giant flood area," said Finneman.
Paramotoring, also known as powered paragliding, is a paraglider wing with an engine on the back that creates thrust to propel a person forward.
"The biggest eye-opener was the fact that we go flying in that area because there's an airport near it and a week before it was perfectly clean ...the roads looked great," he added. "The day that we flew one section of the flood was a quarter-mile wide and there's a guy right in the middle of the section in an inner-tube just floating down the flood section. He was just paddling away."
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