Search for missing paraglider called off after water rescue crews learn the craft landed safely in a field

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A fiery sunset led some to believe an aircraft may be on fire.

Coast Guard Station Buffalo is confirming for us that a paraglider believed to have crashed into Lake Erie last night actually landed safely.

The search began around 10 p.m. Tuesday night when a citizen reported a paraglider that appeared to be on fire going into the water near Lake City. And the caller had phone video to prove it.  

That prompted a two-hour search involving a Coast Guard boat, a helicopter and volunteers as well.

That search was called off around midnight when a closer review proved that the fire was the sun reflected in the fuzzy video.

Searchers later learned the craft had landed safely in a private field.

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