Injured Paraglider Rescued from Toro Canyon

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Update by Carpinteri/Summerland Fire Protection District

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, at approximately 1:45 pm, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Firefighters responded to a report of a paraglider down.  The reported incident location was below Divide Peak, in the mountains above Carpinteria.  Cell phone GPS coordinates were utilized to determine a more exact location.  Firefighter Paramedics attempted to make access from below the site but were unable due to the steep terrain.  Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue teams responded topside but were also unable to make access by foot.  Santa Barbara County Fire Copter 3 from Santa Ynez was subsequently dispatched to perform a hoist operation off the side of the mountain.  This operation involved sending down a rescuer from the helicopter to retrieve the injured man.

The man in his 60's launched his glider and crashed due to unknown circumstances.  He was transported by helicopter to Viola Fields in Carpinteria, where he was assessed by Paramedics.  His injuries were minor. 


Update by edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a paraglider who suffered injuries from a hard landing.

Firefighters and paramedics aboard Helicopter 3 responded to a mountainous area east of Toro Canyon Road above Carpinteria at 1:48 p.m. Sunday. They found a male who was paragliding and suffered minor injuries from a hard landing.

The patient was flown to a nearby ground ambulance but declined and would seek further treatment on his own.

Photo: SBCFD

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy

Paraglider down in the mountains above Carpinteria, the exact location is unknown by me.

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Roger Apr 18, 2021 02:17 PM
Injured Paraglider Rescued from Toro Canyon

Anyone else got your EARS on feel free to join in Search and Rescue on Channel 11, Command 12 is the channel they are headed to...Reception is shakey on 12..Search and Rescue 59 responding from the top down..

Sagepup Apr 18, 2021 04:10 PM
Injured Paraglider Rescued from Toro Canyon

Just Watched a Second Paraglider go down Close to the Cvs on state street before the De La Vina State street conjunction. 1st Paraglider Yellow chute about 2:50 PM , 2nd , green chute . 10 Mins ago about 3:50 PM

oops Apr 19, 2021 12:42 PM
Injured Paraglider Rescued from Toro Canyon

likely he turned down the ambulance ride because he didn't want to pay for it. I wonder if he made the same decision regarding the helicopter lift or was it free?

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