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Paraglider rescued after crashing into cliffs

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LA JOLLA (CBS 8) - A paraglider is recovering Monday after taking off and crashing into the cliffs above Black's Beach. 

The incident was reported near Torrey Pines Scenic Drive shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses describe what they saw moments before it happened.

"Oh, we were just like that's not good. I mean, it was a struggle and he should have never jumped but he was struggling all the way trying to catch the winds and just collapsed," one man said. 

The paraglider was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

The extent of his injuries have not been released but according to medics on the scene, he was complaining of severe hip and back pain.

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