Vance Sharpe of Blythewood injured in paraglider crash.

UPDATE: Jeannie Sharpe gave the following update at noon on Monday: They put me on speaker phone when the doctor came in the room. Vance has two blood vessels in his neck that were hurt and push come to shove the doctor told me they can do surgery to repair them. They are watching him closely today so he will have to stay in ICU.
They did sit him up in a chair.
He is very confused and doesn’t know where he is. He for some reason can’t hold onto things.
Praise The Lord the doctor said he will recover from this. It will take time.”

At 1:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon: Vance is awake and called her. Is breathing on his own.

At 10:30 a.m., Jeannie Sharpe reported that besides two broken ribs, a broken arm and a small brain bleed that has not become worse overnight, Vance also has a collapsed lung and continues to breath with the assistance of a breathing tube. He also has other less severe injuries and remains sedated.

KERSHAW COUNTY – The Kershaw County Sheriff’s department reported a motorized paraglider crashed Saturday evening about 7 p.m. near Shiversgreen Road and Hwy 34 in Lugoff. The pilot, who deputies did not identify, was transported to Prisma Health by helicopter, officials stated.

Jeannie Sharpe of Blythewood, spoke with The Voice later Saturday evening to say that her husband, Vance, was the pilot of the paraglider and was injured in that crash. Sharpe reported that her husband was in the Prisma emergency room with multiple broken bones, a collapsed lung, a head injury and other injuries.

Sharpe said she had been videoing her husband’s flight at the time of the crash.

“As I was filming, I noticed that the paraglider seemed to be dipping too low for some reason,” she said. “Then it hit the tops of some pine trees. The sail caught on a power line, and then the paraglider fell into the trees. That’s all I could see.”

Sharpe has posted daily Facebook updates of her husband’s condition and asked for the prayers of the community.

While Vance Sharpe’s injures are serious, Jeannie Sharpe posted that his doctors said he would recover but that it would take some time.

The couple lives in Blythewood and are a popular singing duo who perform in churches and at other events locally and across the country.

Updated April 15 at 4:17 p.m.

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