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Hang Glider Rescued In Tree at Ed Levin Park

The first arriving Milpitas fire engine reported a hang glider and victim stuck in a tree approximately 50 feet high.

View from a hang glider in southern California. Credit: Patch archive
View from a hang glider in southern California. Credit: Patch archive
(The following information release was sent to Patch from the Milpitas Office of Emergency Services.)

SUBJECT: Hillside Hang Glider Pilot Rescue

DATE: 1/7/14

At 11:21 AM on Tuesday January 7, 2014 the Milpitas Fire Department responded to a hang glider pilot trapped in a tree along the hillside at Ed Levin Park.

At 11:31 AM the first arriving fire engine reported a hang glider and victim stuck in a tree approximately 50 feet high.

A California Highway Patrol Rescue Helicopter was dispatched and responded on scene at 12:30 PM. One CHP officer was lowered from the helicopter to the rescue victim.

Once secured, the victim and the CHP officer were lowered to the road where the victim was examined by paramedics and found to have no injuries.

Units responding to this incident included Milpitas Fire Department Battalion Chief, Milpitas Fire Engine 2, Milpitas Fire Truck 4, Milpitas Operations Section Chief, Milpitas OES/ PIO, two Santa Clara County Park Rangers, one Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy, one Rural Metro Ambulance and one California Highway Patrol Rescue Helicopter.

San Jose Fire Department provided one fire engine for City of Milpitas emergency response coverage.


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