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 Post subject: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:13 am 
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I was driving home from Dockweiler last night and got a few calls / text messages from friends letting me know about another paraglider crash at Torrey appearing in the evening news.

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Paraglider hospitalized after crashing into cliff at Torrey Pines

Posted: Mar 20, 2016 4:27 PM PST
Updated: Mar 21, 2016 9:26 AM PST
Video Report By Dominic Garcia, Reporter


SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A paraglider is recovering Monday morning after being airlifted Sunday from the side of a cliff above Black's Beach in Torrey Pines after his glider crashed.

The incident happened around 3:24 p.m. when the man hit a cliff 300 feet north of the Torrey Pines Gliderport located at 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive.

San Diego firefighters and lifeguards arrived at the scene where they prepared the man, 49, for helicopter extraction. According to officials with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the man suffered traumatic injuries, complaining of hip and back pain, and was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

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I called USHPA Regional Director Ken Andrews to report it and got his voice mail. I left a message. So far, none of the other Directors have lifted a finger to correct the ongoing abuses at Torrey Pines. In fact, they expelled me for my efforts at correcting those same problems. My guess (from everything I've seen so far) is that Ken will do the same. Sadly, the peer pressure on Ken appears to be more than he's able to withstand.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Man, I'm beginning to think the reason Torrey is so popular for paragliding is that it's just down the street from Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
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"We are consistently recognized for quality patient care and are the first in San Diego to be designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nursing Association for excellence in patient care.

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A magnet for paragliders!     :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:22 pm 
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Footnote for new readers of the forum:
This week's incident is distinct from the 2014 incident of Mark Dann at the same Torrey Pines site.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-29566207

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 Post subject: Re: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:38 am 
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March 20, 2016
https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/711693039387975680

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 Post subject: Re: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:52 am 
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http://www.10news.com/news/watch-paraglider-crash-caught-on-video-092115
Good thing the H3 hang glider pilots are contributing to the liability mess.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Paraglider Crash at Torrey (March 20th, 2016)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:00 am 
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How close was the PG from wiping the family off the cliff?
Photo: John Zlatic
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