Paraglider Injured While Landing Near Rattlesnake Trail

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Update by edhat staff
12:40 p.m., November 25, 2017 

A paraglider sustained a foot injury after crashing into an area off Rattlesnake Trail late Saturday morning.

Santa Barbara County firefighters, Search and Rescue, and Los Padres Forest officials responded to a report of a paraglider down around 11:10 a.m. The solo male paraglider landed in a meadow approximately 1.8 miles up Rattlesnake Trail near 1900 Las Canoas Road, said SBC Fire Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

Due to the extended time it took crews on foot, a helicopter lowered a paramedic to directly assess the patient. When foot crews arrived they used a Stokes basket to carry the paraglider to an ambulance which transported him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
11:24 a.m., November 25, 2017 

Hang glider reported down in the Rattle Snake Trail area.

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