An injured paraglider was rescued Wednesday after crash landing in the mountains above Santa Barbara, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Firefighters and other emergency personnel were dispatched at about 11:30 a.m. to the crash scene approximately 300 feet off Gibraltar Road, said Mike Eliason, a Fire Department spokesman.
The victim, a 42-year-old man, suffered leg and chest injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Eliason said.
The patient was hoisting into a county helicopter and flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
His name and details on his medical condition were not available.
Also responding to the incident were Santa Barbara city firefighters, sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team members and an American Medical Response ambulance.