Eric Jonathan Hill, 31, dies of his injuries, after a paragliding accident at Point of the Mountain near Draper in Utah County.
Paraglider Critically Injured At Point Of The Mountain.
‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies in Utah paragliding accident.
A contestant on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a Utah paragliding accident.
Eric Jonathan Hill, 31, crashed Sunday in Draper at the popular paragliding spot at Point of the Mountain, his family confirmed Wednesday.
One of Hill’s brothers, Brian Hill, said doctors at University Hospital removed him from life support Tuesday night. Eric Hill died early Wednesday.
Brian Hill said his brother’s chute deployed, then collapsed.
"When he pulled the chute there was an issue with the chute that took him too close to the mountain and kind of slammed him into the mountain," Brian Hill told he Tribune.
Eric Hill was from Citrus Heights, Calif. He had a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University. His home was in Salt Lake City.
He had a project called The Global Odyssey where he was trying to visit all 195 countries recognized by the United Nations in a world record time: three years, three months and six days.
The project started Feb. 19, 2013. His website indicates Eric Hill visited his 46th country, Somalia, in December.
"He was quite a world traveler," Brian Hill said. "[Paragliding] was run-of-the-mill compared to most of his other activities."
The Global Odyssey wasn’t just about travel, Brian Hill said. He said his brother enjoyed the people he met along the way.
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