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A paraglider was killed Sunday at a flight park in an unincorporated area near San Jacinto, the Riverside County Fire Department announced.

Firefighters and law enforcement personnel attempted a rescue at around 9:45 a.m. Sunday near Soboba Road. Rescuers made access to the paraglider, who was down near the 1,000-foot level on the mountainside, according to the fire department.

Upon arrival, paramedics pronounced the paraglider dead at the scene.

The paraglider, believed to be 28 years old, was described as an experienced pilot, local skydiver and speed flyer, Jeremy Bishop, owner of Soboba Flight Park, said.

The paraglider was reportedly doing advanced maneuvers when he struck the side of a mountain, Bishop said. His identity was not released, pending family notification.

No further details were immediately released.

City ɫ̳ Service contributed to this report.

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