Man Hospitalized After Parasailing Accident

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Sunday, Aug 14, 2011  |  Updated 9:41 AM PDT
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Man Hospitalized After Parasailing Accident

Medical crews transport a man who fell between 100 and 120 feet from the sky after a hang-gliding accident Friday afternoon.

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A man was hospitalized with traumatic injuries after a parasailing accident near Black’s Beach Friday afternoon.

Lifeguards received a call about the accident at about 2 p.m. At about the same time, a lifeguard stationed at Black’s Beach witnessed the parasailor “essentially fall from the sky”, officials said.

The man reportedly fell between 100 and 120 feet after his sail collapsed.

The victim was airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and no immediate was given on the extent of his injuries.

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