News Story


Piru - Man Killed in Paramotor Accident
11/21/2012 8:15:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Fatal Paramotor Accident

Report Number:



Santa Clara River @ Powell Road, Piru

Date & Time:

 November 20, 2012  @ 3:00 P.M.

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence






On November 20, 2012, just before 3:00 P.M., a 27 year-old Malibu resident was flying his paramotor (powered paraglider) in the area of the Santa Clara river and Powell Road near Piru. A witness working nearby saw the paramotor in distress, then saw it fall to the ground. The witness called 911 to summon help. Ventura County Fire paramedics, an ambulance and sheriff's deputies responded. Emergency personnel located the victim and began first aid. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.


The FAA will continue the investigation of the accident. The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin by the Medical Examiner.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Taurino Almazan

Media Release Date:

November 20, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Anthony Aguirre @ (805) 524-2233

Approved by:

Captain Bill Flannigan