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Pilot critically injured in San Jacinto paraglider crash

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:56:53 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 08:17:00 AM CST
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A paraglider crashed Sunday on a ridge near San Jacinto and the pilot was flown to a hospital with major injuries, a fire  department spokeswoman said.

Firefighters raced to the Church of Scientology property at Soboba and  Gilman Springs roads after receiving a call at 1 p.m. about the downed paraglider, Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

A fire helicopter flew the injured man out.

The man was critically injured, Hendrickson said. The fire department  had no information about how the crash happened, and very-light aircraft are not regulated by any agency.