Fatal Paragliding Crash in La Jolla

The victim of the paragliding accident was South Carolina resident Pamela Hargett

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    Rescuers responded to a fatal paragliding crash in La Jolla around noon Saturday.

    A paraglider is dead after a fatal gliding accident in La Jolla Saturday.

    According to San Diego lifeguards, the female glider crashed into a cliff south of the Gliderport near 9776 La Jolla Farms Rd. around 12 p.m.

    For unknown reasons, authorities said the glider – 52-year-old South Carolina resident Pamela Hargett -- lost control while paragliding along the Torrey Pines cliffs above Blacks Beach.

    She crashed 150 to 200-feet from the top of the cliff, lifeguards said.

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    Hargett’s boyfriend who was also paragliding saw the collision and called 911.

    Lifeguards, police and fire personnel gained access to the victim through a home near the crash site.

    Helicopter rescue assistance was requested.

    Lifeguards said the woman was unconscious and in critical condition at the scene.

    At 1:15 p.m., the victim was rescued from the cliff and CPR was administered.

    At 1:20 p.m., Hargett was pronounced dead.

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