DISCOVERY BAY -- A parachutist suffered leg injuries and was flown to an area hospital after crash-landing Saturday, a fire dispatcher said.

Fire crews, paramedics and police officers responded to Learning Lane near Bixler Road shortly before 7 p.m. after reports that a powered parachute had plummeted to the ground.

A powered parachute is one that has motors and wheels and can reach speeds of up to 35 mph and is generally flown between 500 feet and 1,500 feet off the ground, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Parachutists do not need a license to operate a powered parachute.

The gender of the parachutist was not immediately released. It was also unknown how high the parachutist was flying or how fast he or she was going.

The extent of the unidentified parachutist's leg injuries was not known, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher. It was also unknown what led to the crash.

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