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Update: Trapped Paraglider Rescued from Cliffs

The 51-year-old man was stranded below the Torrey Pines Gliderport.

Updated Monday at 5:45 p.m.

A 51-year-old man trapped about 20 to 30 feet down from the bluff-top take-off on the cliffs below Torrey Pines Gliderport was rescued Monday.

“A call came in at 2 p.m. of a man stranded on the cliffs,” San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson said. “A helicopter extricated him from the
cliffs about 3:05 p.m. and flew him to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.”

Swanson said the rescue effort also involved lifeguards and one fire engine.

Swanson said the extent of the unidentified man’s injuries, and whether
he sustained them while hang gliding, was unclear.

-City News Service

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