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Paraglider pilot dies after crash

Posted: Jun. 13, 2015 9:49 pm Updated: Jul. 4, 2015 10:16 pm

QUINCY -- A Jacksonville man died after a Friday night paraglider crash near Quincy.

Adams County Coroner James Keller reported Reinder F. "Buddy" Schilsky III died at 10:46 p.m. Friday in Blessing Hospital's emergency room from injuries sustained in the crash.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department said Schilsky was flying a paraglider in a field approximately 50 yards south of the entrance to Illinois Ayers Oil near U.S. 24 and Ill. 172 at 8:38 p.m. Friday when he crashed.

He was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

The department was assisted by Tri-Township Fire Department and Adams County Ambulance.

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