Glider crash near Marsden, Sask.  skpix

The glider crashed in the rural municipality of Manitou Lake near Marsden on the west side of the province. (CBC)

A glider pilot was taken to hospital after a crash in west-central Saskatchewan on Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 1 p.m. CST in the rural municipality of Manitou Lake, close to the Alberta border, the RCMP said.

The single-occupant glider piloted by a 57-year-old man from the Marsden, Sask., area ran into trouble and had to make an emergency landing.

The pilot tried to land on a secondary road, but hit a power line and crashed.

He received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Wainwright, Alta., the RCMP said. 

The glider was pulled off the road into a field.

Power was knocked out to eight rural customers in the Manitou Lake area. SaskPower was working to restore it Sunday.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.