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Man injured in hang glider crash at Fort Funston

Friday, May 20, 2011

A man was injured in a hang gliding crash on a cliff side in San Francisco's Fort Funston Friday afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said.

A witness spotted the man go down while he was flying a hang glider at about 3:10 p.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Responding crews found him upside down in the glider about 70 feet down the side of a cliff a short time later. He was conscious and complaining of pain, Talmadge said.

Paramedics were preparing to transport the victim to a hospital as of about 3:45 p.m.

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