- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a Good Samaritan who tried to help a crashed paraglider pilot in San Diego wound up needing rescue himself.

Fire Department officials tell U-T San Diego (https://bit.ly/1grnxPz ) that the paraglider crashed about 50 feet down some cliffs Wednesday afternoon near the Torrey Pines Gliderport.

Fire spokesman Lee Swanson says the parchute-like paraglider didn’t fully inflate after the pilot jumped from the clifftop.

Swanson says a man who saw the crash tried to climb down the cliff to help but got stuck.

A helicopter lifted the crash victim, and a rope was lowered to the other man.

The paraglider pilot was treated for minor injuries. The other man wasn’t hurt.


Information from: U-T San Diego, https://www.utsandiego.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide