Paraglider Killed After Striking Power Lines

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(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a paraglider was killed Sunday after striking some live power lines in San Jacinto.

The accident occurred Sunday afternoon before 1:40 p.m., according to officials.

The unidentified paraglider was in a remote mountainside area of Riverside County — near Soboba Road — at the time of the accident.

Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said a rescue helicopter flew to the paraglider’s rescue but he died of his injuries.

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