Paraglider Hanging From Cliff After Crash

Emergency workers had to rappel down a cliff to reach an injured paraglider Sunday in La Jolla.

A lone paraglider crashed into the cliffs at the Torrey Pines Gliderport around 3 p.m.

The delicate rescue operation took about an hour and a half. Crews had to work carefully to reach the man hanging from the cliff.

The man was flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital complaining of hip and back pain, according to officials. Lifeguards said he was not wearing a helmet.

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