SANTA BARBARA — A paraglider was injured after landing abruptly Thursday afternoon on Gibraltar Road, 300 feet below the launch site.
Santa Barbara County firefighters and paramedics treated the patient, who was a 29-year-old man with traumatic injuries, said Capt. Scott Safechuck, the public information officer for County Fire.
A helicopter hoist rescue was deployed.
Capt. Safechuck said the call time was 2:15 p.m.
— Katherine Zehnder