PROVO — A 37-year-old man from Draper was rescued from a remote Utah County canyon Saturday after the wing of his paraglider collapsed in midair.

Lloyd D. Reeves flew only about 50 feet in the air after launching his paraglider from Lake Mountain, west of Utah Lake, just before noon, said Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Tom Hodgson. After being airborne for just five seconds, Reeves' wing collapsed and he fell about 350 feet into Israel Canyon, Hodgson said.

Reeves' companion, Lynn Cyrier, climbed down to help Reeves, and she used a cell phone to call for help, Hodgson said. Rescuers from Lehi, Eagle Mountain and Utah County responded. The Utah County sheriff's search and rescue team lifted Reeves back up the mountain to a point where a medical helicopter could land.

Reeves, who reportedly has logged 500 paragliding hours and holds an advanced pilot rating, was transported to LDS Hospital in stable condition, Hodgson said.