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Hang-glider pilot rescued after crashing into side of mountain

May 03 2012

A hang-glider pilot who crashed into the side of a mountain near Duncan was hoisted to safety by a helicopter Wednesday afternoon.

B.C. Ambulance was called to rescue the injured man around 1:45 p.m., after he lost control and crashed on Mount Prevost.

Paramedics couldn't get to the man because the terrain was too steep, so the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre sent a Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox.

A search and rescue technician was lowered to rescue the pilot and he was taken to Victoria General Hospital with broken bones but no life-threatening injuries, said air co-ordinator Capt. Dom Lassonde.

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