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Paraglider rescued in Ventura after wind-driven crash

A paraglider was injured after crash landing on the hillside above Vince Street in the city of Ventura on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

December 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A paraglider was injured after crash landing on the hillside above Vince Street in the city of Ventura.

Emergency crews received a report of the crash at about 2 p.m. Friday. Responding personnel found that the paraglider crashed due to wind and turbulence.

Ventura fire officials said the 33-year-old paraglider sustained significant injuries to his back and face.

An air squad with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department rescued the man by a hoist-lift operation.

The paraglider was taken to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.


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