A Vermont man survived a glider crash over the weekend

A Vermont man survived a glider crash over the weekend. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, 84-year-old Henry Swayze of Turnbridge, plummeted into the White Mountain National Forest area at around 4:50 p.m. on Sunday. The glider came to rest 20 feet off the ground, in a tree, and Swayze spent another two-and-a-half hours in the cockpit until rescuers arrived and lowered him down, authorities said. He was unharmed. According to Fish and Game, Swayze took off from Post Mills, Vt., at around 2 p.m. He flew approximately 30 miles to Cannon Mountain in Franconia, N.H., before trying to return to Post Mills. “On his return trip, Swayze had trouble getting lift and tried to circle [Hogsback Ridge]. During his last attempt at getting lift he hit a downdraft and crashed near the saddle of the Hogsback around 4:20 p.m.” Fish and Game said. Swayze texted 911 to request assistance and officials from multiple departments. Fish and Game, U.S. Forest Service, Haverhill Fire, Hanover Fire and Lebanon Fire responded to the scene off of Long Pond Road. Rescuers reached Swayze at around 7 p.m. and lowered Swayze from the tree.