Three Paragliders Went Down Near Rattlesnake Trail

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Update by edhat staff
2:40 p.m., October 7, 2018

Three paragliders were affected by a downdraft and crashed near Rattlesnake Trail with one injury on Sunday afternoon.

At 1:08 pm Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the scene with Santa Barbara City firefighters and Search & Rescue. Crews hiked approximately a 1/2 mi up the trail and found 3 paragliders down in the area.

The crash occurred when a downdraft struck the area and sent the gliders into trees. Two males were uninjured and the third is a female in her mid-40s who sustained moderate injuries with a major leg injury, said Captain Dave Zaniboni.

Firefighters assisted her down the trail in stokes basket where she was loaded into a ground ambulance and transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:10 p.m., October 7, 2018

Paraglider reportedly down near Rattlesnake Trail, the best access is the Rattlesnake Trail Head.

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a-1538985497 Oct 08, 2018 12:58 AM
Three Paragliders Went Down Near Rattlesnake Trail

My friend likes to hike Rattlesnake sometimes with his dog. I told him he'd best keep his eyes on the sky from now on. Who knew it would be raining paragliders up there?

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