Man injured in a paragliding accident has been found
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A paraglider is in the hospital after a crash in Tulare County. Authorities located the man near Orosi in the area of Avenue 416 and Road 15, near the top of Tucker Mountain.
Tulare county firefighters and the sheriff's office set up a staging area near the base of Tucker Mountain. Fire crews said they got an emergency call about a downed paraglider at around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.
A fellow paraglider ABC30 talked to said he and about 30 other people are taking part in a week-long national paragliding competition that basically takes competitors from Dunlap, all the way down to the Porterville airport.
Emergency crews had to use a local rancher's ATVs and fire roads to get through the very rugged hilly terrain where the man crashed.
The paragliders are given a gps device that they press if they get into a situation like this or they're lost -- they can tell emergency crews what their exact location is.
Tulare firefighters say he was airlifted to a hospital in Fresno with major injuries.
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