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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:12 PM

Paraglider rescued after flying into power lines in California

How come this guy is still alive?

Paraglider rescued after flying into power lines in California
By Francisco Guzman and Brian Ries, CNN

Updated 11:51 AM ET, Thu February 20, 2020

(CNN) -- A paraglider had to be rescued after he flew into power lines and became trapped in the wires for more than three hours.

The man become entangled in the power lines Wednesday afternoon while trying to land near the Yuba County Airport in Olivehurst, California, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Jimmy Comstock, who lives nearby, told CNN affiliate KTXL that he saw two paragliders in the sky before one separated and flew straight into the wires. "I seen two of them coming," Comstock said. "One went that way and the other come over the trees, dipped down in the road then tried to get out of the road and then hit the wires."

Officials rescued the paraglider on February 19, 2020.

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company quickly turned off all the power in the area to prevent the glider from being electrocuted, while rescuers responded and began work to get him down.


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