A glider piloted by Claudio Palmaz of Williamsburg, Virginia, was forced to make an emergency landing at the Green Spring unit of the park on the afternoon of August 15th. Palmaz encountered changing thermal conditions while crossing over the James River and was unable to reach a nearby private airport. The Green Spring area is located approximately four miles north of Jamestown and is closed to the public. Palmaz was the only occupant of the aircraft and was not injured in the incident. No damage to park resources occurred and the undamaged glider was removed a short time later. Assisting in the response to the incident were local fire companies and well as James City County Police and Virginia State Police.