Man Dies in South Bay Paraglider Mishap

Accident claims man's life.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Nov 14, 2011  |  Updated 4:00 PM PDT
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Man Dies in South Bay Paraglider Mishap

An unidentified man died in the South Bay on Sunday when he crashed his paraglider into a hillside.

A local man died Sunday when he crashed into a South Bay hillside in a paragliding accident, according to police.

The man, who is not identified by police, crashed his paraglider into a hillside at Ed Levin County Park at around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The park's Monument Peak Trail, where he crashed, is popular with hang-gliders and paragliders, who use long cords attached to a parachute to navigate air currents.

It appears the man had some sort of flight failure and attempted to open a parachute before smashing into a foothill, but could not avoid the hillside.

He was conscious when paramedics arrived but died at the scene, according to officials.

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