Man Dies in South Bay Paraglider Mishap | NBC Bay Area

Man Dies in South Bay Paraglider Mishap

Accident claims man's life.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    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.