Caribou police assisted the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department  in directing traffic following an Aug. 16 paraglider accident on Sweden Street that resulted in a downed power line. Credit: Caribou Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5191

CARIBOU, Maine — A paraglider took out a power line on Sweden Street in Caribou while making an emergency landing when the engine malfunctioned on Sunday night.

Robert Cherrier, 40, of Caribou had left the Caribou Municipal Airport on his Skycruiser paraglider and experienced technical difficulties when his engine stopped working above the American Legion on Sweden Street, police said Monday afternoon.

Cherrier’s machine took out the flagpole and power lines on his way down and he was transported to Cary Medical Center with injuries but is expected to survive, according to Sgt. Chad Cochran and Officer Craig Peterson.

Police, along with the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department, were on the scene assisting with traffic control as the road was closed for two hours until Versant Power fixed the line.