CA Men Killed In San Diego Weekend ‘Mid-Air’ Paragliding Collision Identified

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SAN DIEGO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Glenn Bengtsson, from Carlsbad, and Raul Valerio of Laguna Hills have been identified as the two men killed in a weekend mid-air paragliding collision in San Diego, the medical examiner’s office announced Sunday.

Bengtsson, 43, and Valerio, 61, died in a paragliding collision that occurred above Torrey Pines, near the Torrey Pines Gliderport, on Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA.

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Officials identified the two men killed in a mid-air paragliding collision Saturday in an accident happened around 2:30 p.m. near the park’s gliderport.

Lifeguards said the two men — both experienced at the sport — somehow collided, tangling up their parachutes before falling about 75 feet and crashing into the cliffside, reports Fox5SanDiego.

San Diego Fire-Rescue had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies because of their position on the cliff, officials said.

Geo quick facts: Torrey Pines is a primarily residential community of 2,600 acres in the northern coastal area of San Diego, California – Wikipedia.

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