Stephen Ellison

Hang Glider Pilot Dies After Crashing in Ocean Near Pacifica: CHP

A hang glider pilot died Sunday after crashing into the ocean off the coast of Pacifica, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was first reported about 4 p.m. by the Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz unit. After a search, rescuers found the pilot in the water, unconscious and not breathing, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.

The hang glider apparently went down after having to make an emergency landing in the ocean.

The rescue involving Cal Fire, the California Highway Patrol, San Mateo County firefighters and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office was off the coast near Devils Slide on Highway 1, Cal Fire reported.

The pilot's name was not released as of late Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

No further details were immediately available.

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