Man stuck while trying to help crashed paraglider

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Updated: 3/12/2014 8:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a Good Samaritan who tried to help a crashed paraglider pilot in San Diego wound up needing rescue himself.

Fire Department officials tell U-T San Diego that the paraglider crashed about 50 feet down some cliffs Wednesday afternoon near the Torrey Pines Gliderport.

Fire spokesman Lee Swanson says the parchute-like paraglider didn't fully inflate after the pilot jumped from the clifftop.

Swanson says a man who saw the crash tried to climb down the cliff to help but got stuck.

A helicopter lifted the crash victim, and a rope was lowered to the other man.

The paraglider pilot was treated for minor injuries. The other man wasn't hurt.

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