SAN JACINTO (CNS) - A paraglider was injured today when he went down in the hills above the Soboba Indian Reservation in San Jacinto, requiring emergency crews to airlift him to a hospital.
The crash was reported about 12:50 p.m. in the area of Soboba Road and State Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The 45-year-old man, whose identity was not disclosed, was circling the location and apparently lost control, plunging into the hills. The victim had departed Soboba Flight Park a short time before the accident, according to officials.
Firefighters encountered difficulties reaching the crash site, and a sheriff's helicopter crew based at nearby Hemet-Ryan Airport was sent to locate the paraglider, according to the fire department.
However, the emergency medical tech