Hang gliding accident turns fatal for one SF man

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco fire department responded to a fatal hang gliding accident Sunday afternoon around 3:50 p.m. at Fort Funston, according to Battalion Chief Jeff Barden

Witnesses said the man flew the hang glider directly into a hill without trying to steer away from it, Barden said.

Medics are not sure whether the man suffered a heart attack or whether he got caught in an updraft of wind.

Barden estimated the man was in his 50s. He was hang gliding by himself, Barden said.

This is the second hang gliding accident less than days apart.

On Saturday afternoon a man was caught in telephone poles and wires as he was hang gliding in Daly City.

From what we know firefighters were able to untangle his glider and get him down safely.

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