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Torrey in the news... again!

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:54 pm

Paraglider pilot rescued from cliffs at Torrey Pines Gliderport after making landing error
http://www.10news.com/news/paraglider-pilot-rescued-from-cliffs-at-torrey-pines-gliderport-after-making-landing-error-071316

Lifeguards rescue paraglider who crashed into cliffs
http://fox5sandiego.com/2016/07/13/lifeguards-rescue-paraglider-who-crashed-into-cliffs/

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Re: Torrey in the news... again!

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:36 pm

I got two phone calls letting me know about the incident as it was happening today.
Thanks to both of you.



When I got there, people were streaming from all directions to watch:

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One of the "Helicopters of Paragliding" was on hand:

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The view from the south showed that the rescue was on the "North Face":

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On the walk around, I noted an impressive array of public service vehicles:

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The rope and rescue crews were working diligently:

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The stranded paraglider pilot was already getting a rope-assist down the cliff:

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Gabriel Jebb looked on:

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And overhead ... it was business as usual:

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Nothing to see here folks ... just another near-death at Torrey Pines.
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Re: Torrey in the news... again!

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:47 am

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