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Hang glider rescued after crashing into hillside in Cayucos

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CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations
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CHP - Coastal Division Air Operations

CAYUCOS, Calif. - CAL FIRE firefighters responded to reports of a hang glider who sustained injuries after crashing into a hillside near the top of Hang Glider Hill in Cayucos.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

CAL FIRE requested CHP helicopter H-70 to assist in accessing the hang glider.

The victim was then hoisted by H-70 up and out of the area.

CAL FIRE said the hang glider was treated for their injuries on a flat surface before being delivered to a ground ambulance and transported to the hospital.

It is unclear how severe the hang glider's injuries are. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.