Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter rescues injured paraglider

SAN JACINTO – A Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter rescued an injured paraglider from where the patient fell in a remote area north of San Jacinto, an official said.

The fall was reported at about 7:53 p.m. Saturday, June 19 in the 260 block of Soboba Road, said Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

“One patient was hoisted from scene to the Soboba Flight Park by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Helicopter,” Fuhrman said. “One patient was then transported with minor injuries to a local area hospital via ground ambulance.’’

The rescue was achieved at about 10:40 p.m.

The helicopter rescue was required “due to the difficult terrain and patient being inaccessible by off road vehicle,’’ she said.

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