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Paraglider Pilot On Trip With Santa Barbara School Seriously Injured In Accident

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 12:37am

A paraglider pilot on a trip with a Santa Barbara flying school was seriously injured in a Northern California accident.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Department reports that William Straw had been towed by a boat over Lake Berryessa, and was released when he crashed from about 500 feet.

The tow boat rescued him from the water.

The 68 year old man was taken to a Napa Valley hospital, where he was listed in stable, but guarded condition.

The Sheriff’s Department says Straw was on a trip with Eagle Paragliding in Santa Barbara.

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