SLO man dies after Cayucos paragliding crash
July 18, 2015
A 55-year-old San Luis Obispo man died after a paragliding accident Friday afternoon in Cayucos.
Shortly after 1 p.m., the man crash landed in an open field east of Highway 1 and 1,200 yards south of the Cal Fire station located at 108 Chaney Avenue. The man was transported to a local hospital where staff pronounced him dead shortly after he arrived.
A witness told sheriff’s investigators that the victim experienced difficulty while paragliding. There are no indications of foul play or drugs or alcohol, according to a sheriff’s news release.
The sheriff’s coroner’s office is investigating the incident.
Authorities are waiting to release the victim’s name while they contact family members.