Injured Paraglider Rescued Near Gibraltar
Update by the edhat staff
An injured paraglider was rescued near Gibraltar Road on Thursday afternoon.
At 2:15 p.m., Santa Barbara County and City firefighter paramedics, Search & Rescue, and an Air Support Helicopter responded to the scene.
A 29-year-old male paraglider crashed approximately 300 feet below the launch site off Gibraltar Road.
Firefighter paramedics determined the victim suffered traumatic injuries and a helicopter hoist operation was initiated.
The paraglider was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. His condition is unclear at this time.
"Great collaboration between County & City Fire, Search and Rescue, and Sheriffs department," said County Fire Captain Scott Safechuck.
ParagliderDown: Gibraltar Rd. SB. Update: Patient Hoist Rescued by SBC ASU Copt. 4 and transported to SBCH with Fire Medics on board. Resources returning available. Great collaboration between County & City Fire, Search and Rescue, and Sheriffs department. pic.twitter.com/r3EetuZcEu
— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) December 1, 2022
County Fire along with Copter 4 responding to Gibraltar for a medical emergency.