SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Firefighters rescued a paraglider down on Gibraltar Rn Thursday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson Scott Safechuck said the paraglider suffered traumatic injuries after landing down about 300 to 400 yards below the Gibraltar paraglider launch pad.
A helicopter hoisted the paraglider from the site and transported him for medical assistance.
Other first responders such as SB City Fire, AMR and Search and Rescue assisted on scene as well, according to Safechuck.
ParagliderDown: Gibraltar Rd. SB. 300’ below launch site. FF Paramedics treating patient/ Helicopter Hoist Rescue in Operation. 29yo male w/ traumatic injuries. SBC, STB, ASU Copt 4, SAR, ambulance on scene. Incident is active. CT 2:15pm pic.twitter.com/8Cm99wdqcu— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) December 1, 2022
This is a developing story, more information will be provided as updates come into the station.