A paraglider was rescued after getting stuck in the trees near Cape Lookout.
The Netarts-Oceanside Fire District received notification from Tillamook 911 of an uninjured paraglider stuck in a tree east of Cape Lookout at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Volunteers assembled at the station, gathered the necessary equipment and responded moments later, according to a fire district spokesman.
After a difficult and thorough search of rugged forestland, emergency crews, with assistance from sheriff’s office deputies, were able to locate the man, who was detached from his parachute approximately 40-feet off the ground next to a logging road east of the Anderson Viewpoint. Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) said the paraglider launched from the viewpoint, was caught by a gust of wind, pushed into the treetops and entangled.