Paraglider gets caught in tree at Cape Lookout in Tillamook County

  • Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald
  • Published: 11/26/2019 01:04 PM

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.


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