September 23, 2020 | 2:24pm
A paraglider was found dead in the Nevada mountains after he vanished during a daring attempt to fly across the Silver State, authorities said.
New Zealand native James Johnston was discovered Friday under a tree in the Fish Creek Mountains after a passerby noticed a parachute, according to the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office.
“No foul play. Pure accident,” said Sheriff Jesse Watts, who also serves as the county coroner.
Watts said Johnston suffered a high-elevation fall and died from multiple injuries.
Rescue crews conducted a search for almost a week after Johnston disappeared on Aug. 23 about 250 miles east of Reno.
Johnston — who was known for attempting long-distance feats — had been trying to fly west-to-east across the state.
With Post wires