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Paraglider Left Critically Injured After Crashing In San Jacinto

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A paraglider was airlifted to a hospital after suffering critical injuries in a crash. (credit: Riverside County Fire Apparatus Engineer Ben Forqueran)

A paraglider was airlifted to a hospital after suffering critical injuries in a crash. (credit: Riverside County Fire Apparatus Engineer Ben Forqueran)

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SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a paraglider in San Jacinto was left critically injured Sunday afternoon after crashing into a ridge.

A fire department spokesperson said the pilot was airlifted to a hospital with major injuries.

Rescue personnel were dispatched to the Church of Scientology property at Soboba and Gilman Springs roads after receiving a call at 1 p.m. about the downed paraglider, Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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