VIDEO: Firefighters rescued a paraglider down on Gibraltar Rn Thursday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson Scott Safechuck said the paraglider suffered traumatic injuries after landing down about 300 to 400 yards below the Gibraltar paraglider launch pad. A helicopter hoisted the paraglider from the site and transported him for medical assistance.
Other first responders such as SB City Fire, AMR and Search and Rescue assisted on scene as well, according to Safechuck.
KEYT-TV CBS 12 Santa Barbara
Ten students were evaluated Thursday morning after a suspected cannabis overdose at a middle school in California’s San Fernando Valley.
Around 11:20 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters responded to Van Nuys Middle School, officials said in an alert. The students, who are 12 to 15 years old, were found to be in “mild-to-moderate distress,” fire officials said in an updated alert. The students appeared lethargic and had a glazed-over look, authorities said. Seven were taken to local hospitals that specialize in pediatric medicine, while three were released at the scene.
Christopher Angel, 12, told the Los Angeles Times that three people in his class were affected.
“They were acting weird, tired, high,” he said.
KGET-TV NBC/CW+ 17 Bakersfield
A pursuit on two Southern California freeways ended Thursday night when the car caught fire in the Chino Hills area.
Officers with the Pomona Police Department were in pursuit of a vehicle in the San Gabriel Valley Thursday night. The driver of a white sedan was seen on the northbound 71 freeway in the area of Pomona and Chino Hills.
They were traveling at high speeds of over 100 mph.
Sparks started to shoot out from under the car as the driver pulled over to the right. Two people exited the vehicle and began running along the side of the freeway, leaving the car with flames underneath it.
Police units caught up to them and took them into custody as firefighters put out the flames on the vehicle.
No further details were immediately available.
KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
PHOTO: A big rig truck caught fire on I-80 eastbound at the Donner Lake Interchange Friday morning around 10:20 a.m., according to a tweet from Truckee CHP. Traffic in the area is temporarily being held due to fire, the tweet stated. “Good thing there was plenty of snow in the area,” the tweet read in part. No injuries were reported. The roadway will be cleared shortly stated CHP.
Back-to-back winter storms brought about a foot of snow and an avalanche warning to the Sierras on Thursday, closing schools and intermittently shutting down traffic.
KRON-TV MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco
BART's Hayward station has reopened after a man fell into the trackway as a train approached Friday morning, a spokesperson for the transit agency said.
At about 9:15 a.m., the man suffered some sort of medical episode and fell onto the tracks as a train approached, BART spokesman Chris Filippi said.
The station closed as emergency personnel responded, but authorities determined the train did not hit the man, who only suffered minor injuries from his fall onto the tracks, Filippi said.
As of about 9:35 a.m., the man was taken from the tracks and the station had reopened, with train service recovering to normal though the area, he said.
KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer believes that if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the county could move back into the high transmission level as soon as next week, which would mean the return of mandatory indoor masking in places like restaurants, bars and schools.
“We would be back to saying our health care system is getting stressed out, we need to slow down transmission,” Ferrer said in a Thursday press conference.
She also announced that the county was moving from low transmission levels to medium because cases and hospitalizations are rising. L.A. County has now reported more than 2,700 cases a day or 188 cases per 100,000 residents weekly.
Health officials said the county will move into high transmission levels if reporting grows to 200 cases per 100,000 residents weekly.
KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles