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64-year-old man injured after paraglider stalls, crashes on beach

August 2, 2011 |  4:01 pm

64-year-old man injured after paraglider stalls, crashes on beach

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured when his paraglider stalled and crash-landed on a popular Goleta beach, authorities said Tuesday.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, plummeted 40 feet onto the beach at More Mesa, according to a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Firefighters and paramedics treated him before he was rushed to a hospital.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

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-- Steve Chawkins

Photo: Scene of paragliding accident.  Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

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