Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Hang Glider From Cliff

SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco airlifted a stranded hang glider after he crashed on a cliff near Mussel Rock Sunday evening.

At 6:03 p.m. The National Park Service requested assistance from the Coast Guard after it was determined the local fire department could not reach the man. At 6:56 p.m. the helicopter was on scene and a rescue swimmer was lowered to the cliff.

The helicopter caused the sand on the cliff to create a cloud of dirt, which hampered the visibility of the crew to the cliff below.

The rescue swimmer strapped the man to the hoist and both were lowered to the beach below, where the fire department and paramedics were waiting.

The man did not sustain any injuries and walked away from the scene.

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