33-year-old Matt Lewis of Ivins died Saturday after the non-motorized paraglider he was piloting crashed about 5 miles south of the Utah-Arizona line. Authorities from the Arizona Highway Patrol and Mohave County Search and Rescue responded to the remote crash scene using an AHP helicopter. The scene was not accessible by roads.
Lewis was apparently with family members, but there are few details as to how the mishap occurred. His body was recovered and has been taken to an Arizona state medical examiner's office in Colorado City, AZ. An investigation by Mohave County authorities is underway.