Coast Guard rescues injured paraglider from Daly City cliff

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew rescued an injured paraglider off a Daly City, Calif., cliff Tuesday night.

At approximately 9 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received notification of a paraglider sailing into the side of a cliff at Mussel Rock. Due to the nature of the terrain, and the extent of his injuries, San Mateo County Fire Rescue personnel ashore requested Coast Guard air assistance.

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco was diverted from nighttime training to assist. Once on scene, the aircrew hoisted the injured paraglider and transferred him ashore to an awaiting civilian medical transport helicopter.

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